The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) Foundation is seeking medical students with a strong interest in integrative medicine (IM) combined with the desire for leadership roles in IM to participate in the Leadership and Education Program for Students in Integrative Medicine (LEAPS into IM). The program will focus on Integrative Medicine education, leadership skills, and developing IM projects to implement at their own home schools. Once accepted into the program, students are eligible to apply for a $250 grant to fund their projects. Applications are now open.
American Medical Student Association (AMSA)
Leadership & Education Program for Students in Integrative Medicine (LEAPS)
June 16-21, 2013
Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts
Application Deadline: March 24, 2013
Mission of LEAPS
The mission of LEAPS into IM is to enhance the leadership skills and knowledge base of future physician leaders in Integrative Medicine. Integrative Medicine is indispensable to meeting one of the greatest challenges faced by the U.S. health care system: that of chronic disease. Chronic disease is bankrupting us, and its cost is not just measured in dollars. Anyone who knows someone with chronic disease has witnessed unintended side effects of conventional medicine treatments. Individuals with chronic disease and others who have interest in prevention are increasingly engaging in alternative, complementary, holistic, spiritual and traditional ways of healing. In LEAPS into IM, we refer to these healing traditions as “Mind/Body/Spirit Disciplines.” They are an important part of an Integrative Medicine approach to health and healing.