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We Invite You to Learn More About Functional Medicine

For over 20 years, the Institute for Functional Medicine has trained healthcare professionals in effective treatment and prevention of chronic disease. Our certified practitioners help patients while working in solo practices, the US Department of Veterans Affairs, the Cleveland Clinic, group practices, hospitals, and other settings.

What is Functional Medicine?

Kickstart Your Functional Medicine Training

The Institute for Functional Medicine’s (IFM) medical education curriculum synthesizes the latest medical research with a model of care that prioritizes identifying and addressing the underlying causes of chronic disease. This allows clinicians to design effective personalized treatments for each patient, and empowers patients to make the necessary changes to take charge of their health. So, where do you go from here?

Free eLearning

Want to jump right into learning more about Functional Medicine, the science behind the model, and how it is applied in clinical practice? Try our free eLearning courses:

Introduction to Functional Medicine
2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Introduction to Functional Nutrition
1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Doctor taking eLearning Course

Recognized by ACCME

In 2016, the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)* awarded IFM Accreditation with Commendation. This Commendation decision reflects IFM’s dedication to standards of excellence in creating, delivering, and evaluating continuing medical education activities that positively affect physicians’ practice patterns and the patients they serve.

Introduction to Functional Medicine
Free ebook download

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Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice

IFM’s five-day foundational course, Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP) teaches healthcare practitioners to more effectively integrate science, research, and clinical insights to treat and prevent disease and maintain health. Learn More >>

AFMCP Brochure

IFM's Functional Medicine certification provides the systems-based, scientific background and ready-to use tools for practice implementation. Upgrade your knowledge on treating chronic illness, working with patients with comorbidities, and improving patient outcomes with the free eLearning above, or consider attending our foundational course: Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice. You'll walk away with a range of practical tools for treating patients with chronic illness.


Contact Tabitha Barth, Partner Experience and Engagement Assistant, at 800.228.0622 or by email at

*ACCME sets and enforces standards in physician continuing education within the United States. It acts as the overseeing body for institutions and organizations providing continuing medical education (CME) activities.