Integrative Medicine in Hematology Oncology Fellowship Program

What is Integrative Oncology?

“Integrative oncology is a patient-centered, evidence-informed field of cancer care that utilizes mind and body practices, natural products, and/or lifestyle modifications from different traditions alongside conventional cancer treatments. Integrative oncology aims to optimize health, quality of life, and clinical outcomes across the cancer care continuum and to empower people to prevent cancer and become active participants before, during, and beyond cancer treatment.”

Claudia M. Witt, et al. 
JNCI Monographs, Volume 2017, Issue 52, 1 November 2017

About the Program

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The Integrative Medicine in Hematology Oncology fellowship program is the first of its type in the nation. Founded in July 2022 as a collaborative fellowship with Mayo Clinic Arizona. Enrolled fellows are  currently following the general curriculum for Hematology Oncology Fellowship concurrently with the IMHO curriculum. The fellowship program will prepare the fellows to be Board Eligible for the Integrative Medicine Boards, should they decide to take them. Please contact Clinical Research Coordinator, Ashley Larsen, at to find out how to apply to the program.

Fellowship Highlights: 

  1. Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine (AWCIM) online Foundational Core Curriculum paid by the IMHO fellowship, which can be completed in intervals over the course of the fellowship. (550 hours/3 years)
  2. Integrative Oncology specific didactics, including but not limited to: Monthly Journal Club, Immersion Week, Annual Conference, Grand Rounds, and more. Global thought leaders are invited to collaborate, lecture, and provide Integrative Oncology specific mentorship. (100 hours/3 years)
  3. Practical application of integrative medicine in clinical settings through clinical rotations, and when available, shadowing in virtual clinical sessions specific to integrative medicine. (150 hours/3 years)
  4. Fellows are supported to design, implement, and publish original research based on integrative medicine investigator initiated clinical research projects. Seed funds will be gifted for all fellows to support the research projects, and they will be paired with an expert mentor in the field. (200 hours/3years)
  5. Extensive self-care training modules in mindfulness training and nutrition to support enrolled fellows.
  6. Benefits of Participations:
    • Additional training on nutrition, exercise, mind-body care, botanicals, and more as it relates to cancer care
    • Wellness and resiliency techniques to promote your own wellness
    • Research funding and personalized mentorship plan
    • National and international networking opportunities in the field of oncology
    • A sense of community through retreats and online didactics
    • Contributing as a co-creator to a new model of training Hematology Oncology
    • Board eligibility in Integrative Medicine upon completion of fellowship