Complementary and Alternative Medicine Issues in Undergraduate Medical Education
Welcome! The CAM in UME project is a Canadian medical education initiative established in 2003 by a
team of conventional and CAM educators. Headed by Dr. Marja Verhoef at the University of Calgary, the
overarching objective of the CAM in UME Project is to help medical school instructors impart to students
the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to discuss complementary medicine with patients in an informed and
To facilitate high quality and balanced teaching of relevant CAM-related issues, educators can access
a number of resources, including:
a searchable Digital Resource Repository of over 100 CAM-oriented teaching/learning resources and peer-reviewed
curriculum guidelines. (access)
a set of CAM-related competencies for undergraduate medical education (UME). (access)
a guide to assist medical school educators to implement CAM teaching in their school. (access)
We encourage you to explore our Web site to learn more about the project and to access the many resources available.
feedback is always appreciated.