Cultural Diversity in Education

Diverse educational offerings focus on training clinicians in the understanding and application of integrative approaches to healthcare. The goal is to create physicians skilled in the delivery and teaching of integrative family care to culturally diverse and underserved populations.

Educational Programs

  • Interprofessional Program in Integrative Healthcare
    A nine-month in-depth course for physicians, nurse practitioners and other health professionals. The program provides an overview of important modalities in integrative medicine as well as the integrative approach to common clinical problems.

  • Medical Student Education – Elective in Integrative Medicine

    Mount Sinai medical students are invited to create a tailor-made elective in Integrative Medicine, chosen from integrative nutrition, integrative consults and primary care, mind-body medicine, and others areas. They work through the medical school office in tandem with Raymond Teets, MD. For more information, contact Raymond Teets, MD at

    Medical Students are also invited to participate in the interest group, Students for Integrative Medicine, facilitated by Raymond Teets, MD. The interest group has often sponsored an evening course in Integrative Medicine to allow students to get a better sense of the field.

  • Program in Development - Acupuncture Fellowship
    Director, Arya Nielsen, PhD
    Assistant Clinical Professor
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    Department of Family Medicine & Community Health

    The Department of Family Medicine & Community Health at Mount Sinai is developing its Fellowship Training Program in Acupuncture and Inpatient Care for 2019 based on the Mount Sinai Beth Israel Acupuncture Fellowship which began in the fall of 2008. The program will be open to qualified New York State Licensed Acupuncturists who have an interest in integrative healthcare and in advancing standards of acupuncture practice to include inpatient and hospital-based care.

    The goal of the program is to integrate acupuncture therapy into inpatient care across hospital specialties while creating an opportunity for licensed acupuncturists to work in a hospital setting at Beth Israel Medical Center.

    The program was founded and will be directed by Arya Nielsen, PhD. Dr. Nielsen has been practicing acupuncture for over 40 years, the last 21 years in an integrative medical setting. She has an academic research Doctorate in Philosophies of Medicine with a specialization in Integrative Clinical Science and Health Care. Raymond Teets, MD will co-direct the program.

IFH Sponsored Fellowship

Integrative Medicine Educational Events

Conferences, webinars, and podcasts provide us the opportunity to further explore the principles and practice of integrative healthcare, as well as the ability to stay up to date on developments in the field.

  • Events Calendar

  • Conferences