Cleveland Clinic's Center for Functional Medicine collaborates with the Institute for Functional Medicine on educational efforts. Educational efforts support a cultivation strategy to expand awareness, accessibility and application of Functional Medicine as a proven clinical model within the standard of care.
The cultivation strategy aims to:
- Increase awareness of Functional Medicine as a proven clinical model.
- By offering CME-accredited, evidence-based educational programs that address the management of complex, chronic diseases.
- By facilitating educational programs for Cleveland Clinic providers.
- Increase access to educational resources and physicians trained in Functional Medicine.
- By offering medical school and residency clinical electives.
- By offering a formal preceptorship program.
- Support the application of Functional Medicine within the standard of care.
- By developing innovative delivery models for Functional Medicine care.
- By developing clinical practice guides to standardize care across multiple complex, chronic diseases.
Educational Opportunities and Resources
Medical School Clinical Elective
An elective rotation at Cleveland Clinic's Center for Functional Medicine helps medical students learn to identify the ‘root cause’ of disease to restore health and the value of patient-centered care.
Residency Elective Rotation
An elective rotation at Cleveland Clinic's Center for Functional Medicine will help residents learn how to prepare an effective Functional Medicine management plan for a patient.
This program will expose participants to the Functional Medicine model of care implemented within an academic medical center.