Ep 32: Students at UNM discuss their pre-professional medical networking group

A group of students at the University of New Mexico has formed a special interest group that encourages networking among pre-professional health care students. The thinking is that forming networks and relationships now will help them to better treat their future patients.

The Integrative Medical Education Exchange has a board of directors consisting of a medical student, a pre-chiropractic student, two pharmacy students and a recently graduated chiropractor. The membership spans all types of health care professions. Dr. Brett Kinsler spoke with several of them on this episode of On The Other Hand.

UNM Integrative Medical Education Exchange Facebook Page

Rebecca VanVleck, Co-Vice President Pharmacy student rvanvleck@salud.unm.edu

Catherine D. Pino, Co-Vice President Pre-Chiropractic student cdpino105@gmail.com

Monique Dodd, Secretary Pharmacy student mrdodd@salud.unm.edu

Michael Pridham, DC, Treasurer Chiropractor, recent graduate from Logan michael@drpridham.com www.drpridham.com www.facebook.com/EquilibriumChiropracticAlbuquerque

David Lang, MTPT, LM Faculty adviser dlang@unmmg.org

Center for Life http://unmmg.org/cfl/

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  • Toronto limo, Toronto limos

    Really informative blog.I am quite amazed by the information in this blog,keep up the good work.

    Aug 25, 2011 at 11:31 pm
  • James J. Lehman, DC, MBA

    Great podcast Dr. Kinsler. Hopefully, other healthcare professionals will appreciate the integrative efforts of Dr. Arti Prassad at the University of New Mexico. The patients deserve integrative behavior by all healthcare professionals. Afterall, we are expected to provide patient-centered care, which requires interdisciplinary communications. Congratulations to all of the students and healthcare providers at UNM.

    Aug 27, 2011 at 7:16 am
  • Eric Roseen DC

    Really enjoyed the podcast. UNM is one of the lead CAHCIM schools and it is wonderful to hear more about their work. Very exciting!

    I am a recent graduate from the University of Western States and I would like to provide more information (and links) to a similar student led program in Portland, OR. The student led group is the Student Alliance for Integrative Medicine (SAIM) which developed from a more seasoned group - the Oregon Collaborative for Integrative Medicine (OCIM).

    OCIM is a collaborative that combines the 4 local healthcare schools in Portland - chiropractic (UWS), allopathic (OHSU), naturopathic (NCNM) and oriental medicine (OCOM); the 4 college presidents serve as the board members. Historically OCIM has been an institution led organization hosting multiple speaking engagements, hosting an annual research symposium (SPARC), etc.

    In Fall of 2009 a group of students started the Student Alliance for Integrative Medicine (SAIM) under the guidance of OCIM leaders and has thrived with students meeting once per month, hosting expert panels, rotated student to student lectures and celebrating International Integrative Medicine day . IIMDAY is an event originally developed by the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) and is celebrated all over the world each January.

    It is very exciting to hear that the concept of working together to provide excellent patient centered and evidence based care is growing. growing both in academic institutions like UNM and in practice as well as highlighted by the podcast (Jordan Hospital, Orthocarolina, etc.).

    A request for future podcast guests include Matt Kowalski of Harvard’s OSHER institute, Rick Branson of the Fairview hospital system in MN, and a integrative thought leader from within CAHCIM or ACCAHC… Thank you for the quality and content!

    http://www.o-cim.org/about/about.html http://sites.google.com/site/iimday123/ http://www.imconsortium.org/ http://www.accahc.org/

    Aug 31, 2011 at 6:57 pm
  • Seattle Neck pain

    This is exciting. I always say that I need better connections to others in the medical community. Can’t wait until this thing goes up!

    Jul 24, 2012 at 3:26 pm