The core curriculum of our MD Program of Integrative Medicine is based on curricula of leading medical schools in the USA.
The curriculum integrates the biological, social, behavioral, and clinical sciences over a five-year period. During the first two years, emphasis is placed upon the biological sciences, which are closely correlated with the social and behavioral sciences. As the student progresses, the clinical sciences come to the fore, and the venue of education transfers from the college to the multiple hospitals, clinics, and medical care facilities affiliated with the School.
The integrative nature of the curriculum of our School incorporates the Vedic approach to health as described earlier. In this regard a central organizing theme throughout the curriculum is the study of the eight major organ systems of the body, examined in light of modern medicine and Ayurveda.
This knowledge is presented in brief in year one, and in greater depth in each subsequent year, so that the students always maintain holistic awareness of the full range of their curriculum as they are focusing ever more sharply on the details.
The goal of the School of Integrative Medicine is to fulfill the current global need to provide a holistic and scientific system of health care for prevention and cure, for both individual and collective health.
At this Medical School all the main topics of modern medicine and Maharishi Ayurveda are studied in light of their basis in Total Knowledge—the Veda—the inner intelligence of human physiology; and in light of the student’s experience of developing higher states of consciousness.
Maharishi Ayurveda is the ancient and timeless Vedic approach to medicine, which was brought to light in this scientific age for its authentic value of theory and practice by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, in conjunction with the world’s foremost experts in Ayurvedic Medicine and physicians and scientists in modern medicine.