Education Partnerships

Clinical Education is proud to be an Education Partner of The Institute for Functional Medicine.

The Institute for Functional Medicine grew out of the energy and dedication of Susan and Dr. Jeffrey Bland. They had the vision of bringing to clinical medicine the emerging evidence and insights that would enable it to move from the drug-based model of fighting infectious diseases that worked so well in the 20th century to a systems-oriented, patient-focused clinical model designed to reverse the growing chronic disease epidemic. The Blands recognised that today’s most prevalent health issues are mostly caused by the interactions between genetics, lifestyle choices, and environmental exposures and that treating them requires understanding these interactions and subsequently using that understanding to design appropriate treatments that are personalised to each individual.

At it’s inception there were very few practitioners schooled in a system’s medicine perspective with a parallel lifestyle approach to non-infectious and infectious chronic disease. It was an idea without a movement. It is now a movement, that represents the single biggest practice-changing idea in health care. More than 100,000 practitioners have been introduced to the principles and practices of functional medicine.

Faculty from one-fourth of all medical schools in America, and physicians from 41 countries have attended the foundational training course, Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice. Clinical Education hosted the inaugural AFMCP-UK course in London in 2011. Since then, our relationship with the IFM has grown from strength to strength, we now help run the Advanced Practice Modules International as a live stream component. Over 1000 practitioners have now trained through AFMCP-UK or the Advanced Practice Modules International.

In addition to AFMCP, IFM run several courses with live stream options for those outside of the USA. For more information on all of these courses, please visit IFM’s website.

Resources

Getting Started with Functional Medicine

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Introduction to Functional Nutrition: Clinical Solutions for Addressing the Underlying Causes of Disease

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