"Principles and Practices of Alternative and Complementary Medicine" is a popular survey course offered as an elective to students and faculty from the schools of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Public Health. Each week, students learn about different CAM and integrative therapies from expert practitioners and patients. Well-known modalities such as yoga, acupuncture, and osteopathy are presented, along with more uncommon modalities like energy healing, indigenous practices of the South, and patient perspectives on healing.

"Fieldwork in Alternative and Complementary Therapies" (PMED 452) is a 4th year elective for medical students interested in in-depth exploration of complementary, alternative and integrative medicine in an individualized one-month rotation.

For more information about this course, fieldwork, electives, internships, or other educational opportunities, contact Program Director, Dr. Susan Gaylord, at

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Complementary & Alternative Medicine Research Fellowship Program

The University of North Carolina School of Medicine, through the Program on Integrative Medicine, the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Department of Neurology, has been awarded an NIH T-32 Fellowship Training Grant for Research in Complementary, Alternative and Integrative Medicine. The award provides support for up to 3 years of research training with potential faculty mentors from multiple UNC departments, divisions and centers.

For more information or to download the application for the T-32 Training Grant, click here.

To request application forms, or if you have any questions, please contact Dr. Doug Mann, Program Director or Dr. Susan Gaylord, Program Co-Director, at or

For information on the CAM/Integrative Medicine Research Fellowship Program, click here.