Overview

Overview

In collaboration with the Institute for Functional Medicine, educational efforts within the Center for Functional Medicine will focus on leading a cultivation strategy to expand awareness, accessibility and application of Functional Medicine as a proven clinical model within the standard of care.

Cultivation Strategy

The cultivation strategy aims to:

  • Increase awareness of Functional Medicine as a proven clinical model.
  • Increase access to educational resources and physicians trained in Functional Medicine.
  • Support the application of Functional Medicine within the standard of care.
Medical School Clinical Elective

Medical School Clinical Elective

An elective rotation at the Center for Functional Medicine will expose Medical Students to an innovative, patient-oriented healthcare delivery model that is unique both clinically and operationally. Students will learn what it means to identify the ‘root cause’ of disease in order to restore health and the value of patient-centered care.

Students will spend the majority of their time with Clinical staff and designated time with other integral members of the clinical team. All educational materials are available online through Cleveland Clinic’s MyLearning platform.

Eligibility

All Medical students must be in their final year of schooling and have completed the Family Medicine and Internal Medicine core clerkships.

Knowledge of Functional Medicine is preferred, but not required.

Duration

Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine/Case Medical Students
One, two or four-week elective

Visiting Students
One, four-week elective

How to Apply

The Center for Functional Medicine accepts applications from Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine/Case Medical Students as well as visiting medical students.

Apply for this clinical elective if you are eligible and interested.

Course Catalog Code: MEDS4007C

Contact Us

For more information, please contact:
Michelle Beidelschies, PhD
Director of Education and Program Coordinator
Phone: 216.445.3996
Email: beidelm2@ccf.org

Residency Elective Rotation

Residency Elective Rotation

An elective rotation at the Center for Functional Medicine will expose Residents to an innovative, patient-oriented healthcare delivery model that is unique both clinically and operationally. Residents will learn what it means to identify the ‘root cause’ of disease in order to restore health and the value of patient-centered care.  Residents will appreciate the value of specific esoteric laboratory tests and basic therapeutic approaches to address common chronic conditions. At the completion of the rotation, Residents will be able to prepare an effective Functional Medicine management plan for a patient.

Residents will spend the majority of their time with Clinical staff and designated time with other integral members of the clinical team. All educational materials are available online through Cleveland Clinic’s MyLearning platform.

Eligibility

All Residents must be a current Resident in a Family Medicine, Internal Medicine or Pediatric program.
Knowledge of Functional Medicine is preferred, but not required.

How to Apply

If you are visiting Resident in a Family Medicine, Internal Medicine or Pediatric program, you may apply.

Please note that a temporary training certificate is required for all rotating Residents.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact:
Michelle Beidelschies, PhD
Director of Education and Program Coordinator
Phone: 216.445.3996
Email: beidelm2@ccf.org

Educational Opportunities

Educational Opportunities

The Celia Scott Weatherhead Center for Functional Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic offers a variety of learning opportunities for healthcare professionals.

Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds are offered as a collaboration with the Center for Functional Medicine and the Institute for Functional Medicine. Sessions are held bi-monthly at Q2-1 and previous Grand Rounds are available to view by simply creating a login and adding the session to your cart. The session is free but needs to be added to the cart. 

Educational Webinars

Free eLearning courses are offered through the Institute for Functional Medicine for those interested in learning more about this model of care.

Presentations

Video presentations are available from our Celia Scott Weatherhead Center for Functional Medicine physicians on a variety of topics from the Functional Medicine approach to clinical research updates.

Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds are offered as a collaboration with the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine and the Institute for Functional Medicine. Sessions are held bi-monthly at Q2-1.

2017 Speaker Topic
September Suzanne Goh, MD “From Mitochondria to Music: Integrative Neurological Care for Autism”
July Nathan Price, PhD “How Scientific Wellness will Drive the Future of Health”
May Jeffrey Bland, PhD “Systems Biology and Functional Medicine: An Emergent Approach to Chronic Disease Management”
January Terry Wahls, MD “Dietary Approaches to Treating Multiple Sclerosis related Fatigue”

2016 Speaker Topic
December Alessio Fasano, MD “How Early Nutrition Influences Gut Microbiome and Metabolic Profiles in Health and Disease: Shifting From Disease-Centered Approach to Patient-Oriented Functional Medicine”
September Robert Hedaya, MD "Functional Medicine for Depressive Disorder: Advances in the Treatment Paradigm"
June David Ludwig, MD, PhD “Which Comes First, Overeating or Obesity?”
March Dale Bredesen, MD “21st Century Medicine and the Reversal of Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer’s Disease”
Institute for Functional Medicine

Institute for Functional Medicine

Two Years In: What’s Happening at Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Functional Medicine

The Institute for Functional Medicine is the premier educational body for providers studying Functional Medicine. The Institute for Functional Medicine and the Center for Functional Medicine are working in collaboration to advance the practice, education and evidence behind Functional Medicine as a clinical model of care.

The Institute for Functional Medicine and Center for Functional Medicine are working to:

  • Provide CME-accredited, evidence-based educational programs that address the management of complex, chronic diseases.
  • Develop clinical practice guidelines to standardize care across multiple complex, chronic diseases.
  • Develop a medical school clinical elective and residency elective rotation.
  • Facilitate educational programs for Cleveland Clinic providers.

Find out more about The Institute for Functional Medicine