As MUIH grows its programs and secures its leadership in the field of integrative health, more and more opportunities for collaboration are being realized. Starting immediately, MUIH and Georgetown University Medical Center have established a shared commitment to strengthening the relationship between conventional and complementary health care professions and educational institutions. The agreement commits to shared faculty, mutual support for common and independent initiatives, and preferred admissions and advanced standing for graduates of each university into academic programs of the other.
Georgetown University Medical Center offers a Master of Science in Physiology – Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM-MS). The program’s mission is to educate open-minded healthcare providers and scientists eager to explore the state of the evidence in areas of complementary and integrative medicine with objectivity and rigor. Qualified students in this program now have the opportunity to apply for preferred admission and possibly receive advanced standing in an MUIH degree program to further their education in the field of integrative health.
Likewise, students enrolled in one of MUIH’s degree programs now have the opportunity to apply for preferred admission to the CAM-MS program and possibly receive advanced standing.
Qualified students must meet or exceed the admissions criteria for the program they are applying to, including pre-requisites, and must request advanced standing at the time of application.
“This affiliation is one more example of the work that MUIH is doing to build meaningful partnerships with other universities, to build bridges between conventional and integrative care, and to provide opportunities for our students and faculty,” said Frank Vitale, President and CEO of MUIH. “We believe that the best possible outcomes for patients occur when medicine is practiced in a spirit of cooperation and collaboration.”
The agreement also provides opportunities for the two universities to explore joint initiatives and to support each other’s academic and professional development programs.