These two new programs have transpired because the Academy fully realizes that while modern medicine has made astonishing advances in the treatment of acute healthcare problems, healthcare consumers are increasingly suffering from chronic diseases such as arthritis, diabetes, cancer, addictions, depression, heart disease and auto immune disorders. These consumers and healthcare practitioners alike are increasingly searching for a deeper understanding of the root causes of these disorders and their potential curative treatments.
The Introductory Mini-course is intended for both healthcare practitioners and non-medical consumers. This on-line course provides an introduction to a new, investigative way of thinking about medical and psychiatric disorders. The structure also allows students to choose and delve into one of five tracks that include addictions, cancer, autoimmune disorders, endocrinology and childhood spectrum disorders. This basic level course may also serve as a precursor to the Academy’s 72-week "core" program.
The Master Clinician Certification program is also now available for any current or past member of the Academy, as well as any practitioner who has completed a functional medicine program that includes completion of a genomics module course offering. Succinctly, a test will be administered that consists of an oral examination with the Academy’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. CE Gant, MD, PhD, on two cases of the practitioner’
The Academy is now enrolling for all programs. Further information can be found on the Academy’s website at www.academyoffunctionalmedicine.com or by calling the Academy directly at 888-632-6938.
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The Certification Program™ provided by The Academy of Functional Medicine, Dentistry and Psychology is an educational, webinar-based program focusing on functional medicine testing and treatment strategies as it relates to all healthcare disorders.