The student will spend time in the offices of a variety of practitioners, including the following:
- MD’s and DO’s with office practices which focus on primary care, ob/gyn, functional medicine, eating disorders, manipulation, acupuncture, and chelation therapy.
- A dentist with expertise in heavy metal toxicology as well as laser treatment for gum disease
- Nurse practitioners with office practices which include a focus on bioidentical hormone replacement therapy
- Chiropractors, including one with an office practice focused on nutrition and energy medicine
- ND’s (those with a 4 year doctor of naturopathy graduate degree)
- Acupuncturists with Masters of Oriental Medicine degrees
- A physical therapist with expertise in myofascial release and craniosacral therapy
- Registered dieticians with a holistic focus, both also certified as personal trainers
- A quantum energy biofeedback practitioner
- A practitioner of homeopathy
Didactic content will include a discussion with Dr. Sylvia Regalla regarding relationship-centered care, use of the placebo effect as a therapeutic ally, the role of communication skills and of reassurance when indicated, and the healing powers of the body and the mind. Finally, students will choose a project in collaboration with Dr. Regalla.
Students must contact the course coordinator for permission prior to registering.
Prerequisite: MS4 and permission of the department.
Number of students: 1
Course Director: Kathryn K. Hufmeyer, MD
Course Coordinator: Michelle Dicenzo