IMR Psychiatry

The Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at The University of Arizona, in collaboration with the leading experts, has developed the first online psychiatric integrative medicine curriculum, designed to embed integrative medicine education into psychiatric residency and fellowship training. The curriculum and resources are updated on a regular basis to reflect the ever-growing evidence that supports this field.

This curriculum offers psychiatric residents topics not typically included in conventional medical education including nutrition, dietary supplements, mind-body medicine, and environmental health.

Why now?

The landscape of mental health care is changing. A number of diseases are often not fully addressed with solely conventional medicine treatments. Patients are increasingly demanding whole-person approaches for prevention and treatment of psychiatric conditions.


  • 95 hours, competency-based curricula following ACGME guidelines
  • 24-hour access for residents and faculty
  • Blends on-line learning with experiential activities and robust research
  • Course on Resident Self-Care which addresses
  • ACGME Section VI Common Program Requirement for physician well-being
  • Modular format allows maximum flexibility
  • Evaluation tools and exams built in to monitor progress and assess acquisition of knowledge
  • Psychiatry training program may also include on-site activities to reinforce interactive online learning. Examples include: journal clubs, case conferences, mind-body skills groups, and other experiential didactics.

For faculty:

  • Monthly joint site leadership calls
  • Annual Faculty Development Meetings in Tucson, AZ
  • On-line resource library with teaching materials, presentations, and handouts