The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine Announce Partnership to Advance Whole Person Care

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In an effort to further whole-person, preventative care, the George Washington University (GW) Office of Integrative Medicine and Health (OIMH) and American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) have established a strategic partnership to shape evidence-based, integrative clinical care with an emphasis on lifelong education for health care professionals at all stages of their careers. Through in-person, virtual, and hybrid Continuing Medical Education (CME) offerings, the partnership will focus on translating the latest medical knowledge into actionable clinical skills and practice. 

By bridging the gap between research and real-world application, including through hands-on clinical simulation, this alliance will equip practitioners to deliver personalized, precision care that optimizes well-being and promotes longevity. This partnership unites GW’s expertise in integrative medicine with A4M’s leading longevity education and clinical best practices, advancing the transformation of modern health care.

In-Person Clinical Simulation Training

Organized in collaboration with A4M, this first-of-its-kind program led by GW faculty provides immersive, hands-on clinical training in integrative, whole-person care. Clinicians will work alongside leaders in the field to hone skills and translate knowledge into practice through simulations. Offered primarily on GW’s state-of-the-art Washington, D.C., campus, this intensive training bridges the gap between education and real-world application.

Health Care Professional Certificate Programs 

These jointly developed continuing education programs focus on building skills in evidence-based, whole-person care. Upon completion, participants will earn a GW certificate of achievement and CEUs/CECs. 

Offered in-person, virtually, and in a hybrid format, these certification programs allow practitioners nationwide to elevate their expertise and expand their clinical toolkit.

On-Demand Continuing Education

Select certificate programs will be adapted into online, on-demand courses offering enduring CEUs/CECs. This virtual format increases accessibility for time- and resource-constrained clinicians worldwide. Scholarships are also available to qualifying applicants.

Pathway to Double Board Certification 

Completion of the A4M Fellowship provides discounted tuition for GW’s graduate programs in integrative medicine, including the two-year Master of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS) + Fellowship. This accelerated pathway prepares clinicians to sit for double board certification in Integrative Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine. The two-year online, asynchronous master’s program features a two-week in-person fellowship led by GW integrative medicine experts.

Training Tomorrow’s Leaders in Whole-Person Medicine

This strategic partnership between two pioneers in integrative medicine and longevity leverages the strengths of both institutions to connect education with applied practice. By linking research insights to real-world skills and connecting classroom learning with hands-on application, this multimodal programming allows practitioners to gain multilayered expertise and build leadership in evidence-based, whole-person individualized care. 

Together, GW and A4M are equipping a new generation of clinicians to translate the promise of integrative care into improved well-being for all.

About the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Science’s Office of Integrative Medicine and Health 

The GW OIHM is a global leader in the field of integrative medicine. Part of the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), OIMH focuses on professional development, education, research, and community engagement to transform health care through a coordinated approach.

Building on GW’s legacy of excellence in its Integrative Medicine Programs, OIMH is advancing the field through innovative initiatives and collaborations. These include the popular GW Integrative Medicine Podcast; a free, weekly virtual meditation series, A Mindfulness Experience; and strategic partnerships to move integrative medicine forward in policy and practice. OIMH’ss unique location in the heart of Washington, D.C., facilitates opportunities to shape the future of health care not seen elsewhere.

About the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M)

The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) is an established global leader in integrative continuing medical education dedicated to the advancement of professionals and paradigms in healthcare. Established in 1992, A4M has been at the forefront of longevity medicine and advancing therapies that enhance the human health span.

A4M promotes early detection, prevention, and treatment of age-related diseases, including cardiovascular disease, neurological disorders, metabolic disorders, cancer, osteoporosis, sarcopenia, and diabetes. The Academy’s expertly curated educational programs aim to produce today’s complete practitioners equipped with the knowledge and tools to advance modern medicine. The organization offers educational courses, conferences, certification programs, and fellowships to train physicians and other Health care professionals in the latest advancements in longevity medicine, preventive care, regenerative therapeutics, and advanced technologies.

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