How We are
Transforming Healthcare

THE FOUNDATION MAKES GRANTS PRIMARILY TO MEDICAL SCHOOLS AND OTHER NON-PROFIT HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS

#

As healthcare has become complex & high tech, it has also become low touch, less personal

HEALTHCARE NEEDS TO BE HIGH TOUCH
AND MORE PERSONAL

#

Many patients feel lost in our new healthcare system. They want a physician who cares, who listens, and has empathy. Many patients see specialist after specialist who order tests after tests, and write prescription after prescription. The various specialists don’t seem to communicate with one another. Some physicians don’t seem to be listening; many patients have little input into decisions about their healthcare.

The most critical parts of healthcare are low tech. Prevention is essential to stop the very conditions that require expensive high tech treatment.

#

Transforming healthcare through

Medical Education

There is not enough time to teach and emphasize the importance of disease prevention, nutrition, lifestyle modifications, stress reduction, mind-body and alternative treatments during the first four years of medical school.

Once physicians complete their four years of medical school and receive their M.D or D.O degree they begin 3 or more years of graduate medical education; training as residents in teaching hospitals and clinics before they begin to practice medicine. This is when they really learn how to provide care to their patients.

The Weil Foundation believes that training in Integrative Medicine during these years of residency can impact and transform many of the deficiencies of undergraduate medical education.

- learn more about - integrative medicine