“The philosophy behind integrative medicine is a focus on all stages and aspects of an individual’s care, placing the patient at the center and making individuals responsible for and involved in their own health. The physical, mental, social, spiritual, environmental, and other states of being must be considered to ensure that patients receive the highest quality and most comprehensive and coordinated care possible.”

— Judith Salerno, MD, MS,
Executive Officer,
The Institute of Medicine

Physician Fellowship Program
The Integrative Medicine Physician of Excellence (IMPOE) Program

The Integrative Medicine Foundation (IMF) is committed to training physician leaders of excellence in integrative medicine. The IMF works together with Alliance Integrative Medicine, one of the leading clinical centers in Integrative Medicine.

The Program

The fellowship program is currently a five year training program. The current fellow will start her program in November 2016. We will start accepting candidates for the next fellowship program in 2018. The deal candidates include both recent Family Medicine residency graduates who wish to pursue training in Integrative Medicine and current Primary Care physicians who wish to refocus their careers on Integrative Medicine.

As part of the Integrative Medicine Physician of Excellence (IMPOE) Program, physicians will have the opportunity to participate in a flexible, personalized program based on previous experience. The program will include:

  • A 2 year clinical program designed to train physicians in various Integrative Medicine modalities and optimize clinical skills. This will be followed by a 3 year observational period.
  • Medical Acupuncture (basic and/or advanced) training
  • Functional Medicine (basic and/or advanced) training
  • Exposure to and training in a variety of Integrative Medicine Modalities.


  • Initially attend a week training course followed by a 7 month training course that includes watching videos and observing patient interactions
  • Manages/coordinate all aspects of a patient’s health and well-being with team of in-house professionals
  • Participates in monthly teaching sessions that will review and reinforce multiple aspects of Integrative Medicine
  • Participates and provides services for the underserved population through “The Get Well Program”
  • Participates in teaching residents and medical students
  • Has an opportunity to participate in clinical research

Skills and Other Requirements

  • Board eligible or preferably board certified MDs or DOs
  • Able to obtain an Ohio medical license before starting the program
  • Willing to relocate/reside in Cincinnati, Ohio for a minimum of five years
  • 4-5 years’ experience preferred but will consider MDs/DOs just out of residency
  • Enthusiastic and passionate about patient care
  • Communicates clearly and compassionately discussing care options with patients
  • Highly approachable to every type of people, valuing the diversity of personalities and backgrounds
  • Knows how to quickly build rapport with patients and integrated medical team
  • Both efficient with time and high effective in decisions and recommendations
  • Strong passion for integrative medicine philosophy
  • Strong desire for continued learning and self-growth

Compensation and Benefits

  • Guaranteed Salary
  • Health, Long term disability, Life insurance
  • 401k plan
  • Paid Malpractice
  • 100% Paid Training in Integrative Medicine, Functional Medicine & Medical Acupuncture

For further information about the program, please contact:

Dr. Liz Woolford, Training Director

Tel: 513.791.5521.