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Bridging the Gap in Pediatric Integrative Medicine

Discover the Academy Scholars Program

The Academy Scholars Program, offered by APIM, is a comprehensive 10-month certificate program designed for physicians and licensed APRNs worldwide. This program is a vital resource addressing the substantial gap in pediatric integrative medicine education. Its primary aim is to equip you and your healthcare team with the knowledge and skills needed for successful practice, program development, and credentialing, in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.

Applications open on August 15, 2024.

Join our waiting list to receive an email when the application window opens. 

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The Curriculum

The curriculum is a culmination of rigorous, evidence-based foundational courses and covers a wide range of subjects, including complementary therapies in pediatrics, clinical applications, clinician well-being, and an array of pediatric specialty electives.

Taught by esteemed national and international pediatric experts, the program employs a diverse range of teaching methods, including online courses, webinars, Master Classes, Clinical Integration sessions, and case studies. Clinical teams are also encouraged and welcomed to apply, as a way of fostering collaboration and shared learning.

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2025 CoHort

Join Our Waiting List

The application period for our 2025 Academy Scholars Cohort opens on August 15, 2024. Join our waiting list to receive an email when the application window opens.

This program is unique in its focus on pediatric integrative medicine and offers a complete certificate program, setting it apart from other national programs that focus on adult integrative medicine. Join us in shaping the future of pediatric care through the Academy Scholars Program!

FAQ's

Have Questions about APIM?

  • Any physician (MD, DO) or licensed APRN who is seeking in-depth training in pediatric integrative medicine, including those in general and subspecialty practice
  • Internal Medicine-Pediatrics physicians interested in a comprehensive lifestyle approach to pediatric integrative medicine
  • Family Medicine physicians seeking specialized certificate training in pediatric integrative medicine

Yes! We have welcomed successful Scholars from a diverse array of countries. Your interest and application are highly encouraged.

Absolutely, we embrace team applications and even offer a tuition adjustment for each member of your team.

Yes, we provide over 200 hours of Category 1 AMA CME credits, or CE credits, tailored to your degree and professional needs.

Courses are led by a distinguished team of educators, including Dr. Hilary McClafferty, APIM Founder/CEO, Dr. Ann Ming Yeh, Associate Academy Scholar Program Director and a diverse group of nationally and internationally recognized pediatric expert faculty.

The program is designed with the working healthcare professional in mind. Typically, you’ll need to dedicate 6-8 hours per week. All courses and live-class meetings are recorded for those who cannot attend live on Zoom. We also observe a Spring break and Summer break in line with typical school schedules.

Yes, you will have ongoing access to the courses, Master Classes, and additional resources after graduating from the program. 

To graduate, you will need to complete all coursework and assignments, pass the final exam with a minimum score of 80%, finish a Capstone project, and actively participate in Clinical Integration sessions. 

No, the Academy Scholars program is offered once annually, with classes commencing in January and concluding in October.

Tuition for the 2025 Academy Scholars program is $16,500, which includes lifetime access to courses, Master Classes with national and international pediatric experts, Clinical Integration sessions, a listing in our graduate directory, additional resources, and much more! 

A 10% tuition adjustment is provided for payment in full, and Installment plans are available for individuals.

No, the program is entirely delivered online, eliminating the need for travel. While we may consider in-person conferences in the future, these would be separate from the core coursework. Your learning experience will encompass online courses, live (on Zoom) Master Classes with expert faculty, Clinical Integration sessions, assignments, and treatment plans.

Graduates of the Academy Scholars Program can immediately apply their knowledge and skills to patients, however, will not be eligible to take the national board exam through the American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM) after graduation. 

If you would like to become board-eligible, we encourage you to consider our APIM Fellowship, a 12-month training program that prepares graduates for board-eligibility in integrative medicine. 

Testimonials

The APIM Scholars Program was an incredible training to add to my pediatric integrative tool kit! Not only did the program provide an extensive overview of pediatric integrative modalities, but it also highlighted the evidence based references that have been imperative for me sharing the benefits of integrative health with my patients and colleagues. I am very grateful to have been able to participate in such a cutting-edge program and highly recommend it to anyone interested in pediatric integrative medicine!

L.W.W.

CRNP

Completing the training offered by APIM has changed my life forever! It truly has changed my way of thinking about health and wellness, and how I approach patient care. I love how my practice has changed, and my patients appreciate the difference too!

S.F.

M.D.

I’m so glad I chose APIM. I learned valuable practical information I could immediately apply to my practice, and I also made new friends in my cohort. Overall, it was an excellent experience and I’m already recommending it to my colleagues.

H.E.

M.D.

Being part of APIM did not only transform the idea I originally had of how medicine should be practiced, but also made a major impact on me as a person. I would recommend this course to anyone seeking a change in the way they care for their patients while helping them reach optimal health using the right tools. So much knowledge to gain!

S.C.

M.D.

APIM’s Scholars Program has been one of the best investments I’ve made as a General Pediatrician. Now more than ever, children deserve care that is integrative. Only through evidence-based, open-minded partnerships with our patients and their families can we move into a better age of medical care. APIM’s Scholars Program provides the support and continuing education to aim for the exceptional.

A.L.

D.O.

Through this program, I learned from highly educated integrative physicians and specialists from around the US (and world). Such a fantastic experience! I’ve been able to apply new knowledge and together with my patient’s families, create integrative plans that improve lives. I would highly recommend this program to any pediatric colleague!

E.G.

M.D.

I am so happy I participated in APIM. So much practical and applicable information to use on a daily basis, not only with patients and their families, but myself as well. I highly recommend it.

A.S.

M.D.

This course was an amazing opportunity to dive into pediatric integrative medicine under the tutelage of the most renowned experts in the country!

T.F.

M.D.

Have questions or want more information?

Do you have questions about APIM's Academy Scholars Program or want to see if it's a good fit for your current situation? Send us an email at info@apim.org and a member of our team will be in touch shortly.

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