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Anthroposophic Medical Training—New Paradigms for Truly Holistic Care

Anthroposophic medical trainings are offered for health professionals in 32 different countries and on five continents. These diverse trainings offer sometimes unique schedules and formats, but share a common core curriculum—one agreed on by the international AM training community.

The training program for the U.S. and Canada is sponsored by the Physicians’ Association for Anthroposophic Medicine (PAAM) and is open to all licensed prescribers (MD, DO, ND, NP, PA, DDS and PharmD), as well as students of those disciplines still in training. The AM training program offers multiple types of learning experiences, including intensive training conferences, live online group sessions, in-person clinical mentoring workshops and one-on-one phone/online mentoring. The full AM training curriculum offered by PAAM consists of four Training Conferences and participation in a three-year Clinical Mentoring Program.

Annual Training Conferences (held in late Spring) rotate through four clinical topics, with one special focus each year:

These week-long Training Conferences can be joined at any point. Newcomer groups are offered every year. Training weeks typically feature guest international faculty, practice of healing plant observation, small group discussion and study sessions, movement practice (eurythmy), clinical workshops, and evening presentations devoted to themes of spiritual growth and self-development.

UPDATE: A new four-year cycle of the Annual Training Week will begin in Spring 2022!

The Annual Training Week will be in person for 2022! We will come together at the beautiful Mount Madonna Retreat Center in Watsonville, California (40 minutes from the San Jose International Airport, located in a redwood forest). Dates are Sunday evening, April 3rd, to Sunday morning, April 10th, 2022. Our theme will be “Therapeutic Foundations: Physical, Functional, Emotional, Spiritual”. We will welcome Professor Dr. David Martin, Chair of Anthroposophic Medicine at Witten-Herdecke University, as guest faculty. Next spring’s Training Week will also mark the start of a new course in Anthroposophic Pharmacy, taught by Albert Schmidli (open to pharmacists and licensed prescribers). More details will be announced in the coming months; registration will open in the fall. Please save the dates!

Here you can find a sample schedule for the Training Conferences.

Find out more about the Clinical Mentoring Program.

Here is an overview of the whole training:

(*Training Conference and Mentoring Workshop topics will vary, based on when you begin the four-year rotation)

This program fulfills the International Core Curriculum for medical student’s and physician’s training in Anthroposophic Medicine. Participants who successfully complete the full training are eligible to apply for both U.S./Canadian, and International Certification in Anthroposophic Medicine. Learn more about the AM Certification Process.

You can find the full list of Certification requirements (for MD, DO, NP and PA practitioners), as well as instructions for submission here. Certification for ND applicants who have completed the Anthroposophic Medical Training is offered by the Society of Physicians of Anthroposophic Naturopathy (SPAN).

Physicians' Association for Anthroposophic Medicine (PAAM)
PO Box 4039
Grand Junction, CO 81502
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