To help facilitate and support the professional development of medical students, AAIM, a renowned integrative medical association, has released a discounted student membership
July 6, 2010, Springfield, MO - The American Association of Integrative Medicine, the medical society for the 21st century, has announced a means for medical professionals in training to continue their education in integrative medicine. Since its founding in 2000, AAIM has assembled top leaders in complementary and alternative medicine. With this new offering, the American Association of Integrative Medicine (AAIM) is allowing students to benefit from networking and education that was previously inaccessible.
"The typical student medical association either isolates students or focuses entirely on conventional medicine," said Dr. Zhaoming Chen, chief spokesman and board chairman for AAIM. "This membership works in concert with our mission to provide a gathering place for like-minded individuals. Whether someone is just starting out in their health-care career or, has been in the field for dozens of years, they each bring unique viewpoints to the table that should be celebrated and capitalized on for the good of all."
For today's generation of medical students, the conversation about health care includes both traditional and alternative medicine; however, the education received at schools can vary significantly. AAIM's medical student membership enables medical professionals in training from all types of programs to continue to grow in their profession while meeting the needs of an increasingly savvy patient. AAIM's student membership strengthens and promotes the role of integrative medicine, while providing professionals with continuing education, the tools to network, and platforms from which to be heard. Membership benefits include the following:
- The opportunity to author AAIM courses or certification programs
- Free subscription to AAIM's quarterly print publication, the Journal of the American Association of Integrative Medicine
- Invitation to AAIM's annual national conference at a reduced rate
- Free online continuing education credits
- Prestigious credentials, including Board Certified in Integrative Medicine, BCIMSM and Board Certified in Integrative Health, BCIHSM
- Access to job listings
Additionally, membership includes a discounted registration rate for AAIM's 2010 National Conference, scheduled for Sept. 22 to 24 in Orlando, Florida.
Membership for full-time students costs $65 per year. To become a member or for more information, visit https://secure.aaimedicine.com/forms/memapplication.php?mem=new.
About the American Association for Integrative Medicine
Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Springfield, Missouri, the American Association for Integrative Medicine (AAIM) educates and certifies practitioners in the integration of Eastern and Western medicine with the goal of improving clinical outcomes for patients. For consumers, they provide information and education about the benefits of integrative health care, as well as a careful selection of trusted providers. For healthcare providers, AAIM promotes their high standards of professional competence to consumers and provides a gathering place for like-minded individuals who are committed to preserving global indigenous therapies and evaluating new approaches. They have thousands of members worldwide representing more than 22 medical specialties. For more information, visit www.aaimedicine.com.