Students for Integrative Medicine: SIM at UCLA

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"Merging the best of modern biomedicine with the heart of whole-person healing."

Students for Integrative Medicine (SIM) is a student group at UCLA that strives to raise student awareness for evidence-based, integrative, and whole-person approaches to medicine and health. The healthcare paradigm we support is one that is characterized not only by the elimination of disease, but by interprofessionalism, health promotion, prevention, and person-oriented care.

SIM encourages students to be aware our current medical system, methods of self-care, and healing ideologies, and to learn from those across cultures. We also provide a forum to learn, experience, share and explore topics in Integrative Medicine (IM) such as nutrition, mind-body medicine, research, and healthcare. We aim to build a community of students interested in these topics and to connect them with networks of professionals in their respective fields.

If you would like more information, please join us during one of our events! Our activities include guest lectures, self-care and cooking workshops, an Integrative Medicine Conference, high school outreach promoting IM, acupuncture shadowing at Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine, and networking with the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine (CEWM) and Collaborative Centers for Integrative Medicine (CCIM).

Committees and Projects:
- Outreach Committee: Spread awareness of various health topics (nutrition, stress management, acupressure, etc.) to the LA Community
- Professional Networking Committee: Shadow at an acupuncture clinic and Organize the Annual Student Conference for Integrative Medicine at UCLA
- Self-Care Committee: Promote campus wellness and help students cook with the Grocery Cart Project

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