The New Medicine for Women Institute
The Heart and Science of Women’s Healing
A Revolutionary, Innovative, & Interactive Online Program
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By a Woman, For Women, About Women
Professional Training in Women’s Integrative and Functional Medicine
Each day in my medical practice and online, women ask me, “Dr. Romm, can I ever feel like myself again? How can I feel at home in my body?” Too often women come to me having been told there is no way to overcome their diagnosis, whether it be of fatigue, overweight, depression, an autoimmune condition, diabetes, PCOS, infertility, or one of the myriad other health problems women face. The statistics are staggering:
Stress, Poor Sleep, Overwhelm
According to the Annual Stress Survey, 75% of women experience moderate to severe stress, 49% report sleep problems, millions take a sleep medication nightly or often, and over 40% of women report physical symptoms as a direct result of stress.
1 in 6 women struggles with fertility problems, over 10% have PCOS, and millions suffer from endometriosis, fibroids, PMS, disruptive menopausal symptoms, and gynecologic cancers.
The top 5 surgeries performed in the US are done for women’s gynecologic and obstetric problems; more than half of these are likely unnecessary.
Women in the US are dangerously over medicated and we are also more likely to experience adverse medication reactions than are men.
Depression and Anxiety
1 in 4 women experiences an extended time of major depression in her life, and one in six women is currently on an antidepressant.
34% of adults aged 20 years and over are overweight, 34% are obese, and 6% are extremely obese, with a predicted rate of 50% of adults having diabetes by 2030. Women between the ages of 20 and 60 are much more likely to be overweight than men.
Autoimmune diseases are now the third most common category of disease in the United States, one of the leading 10 causes of death for women and at least 78% of autoimmune disease sufferers are women. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is the most prevalent, affecting almost entirely women.
Women’s health in pregnancy can determine whether the next generation experiences diabetes, allergies, asthma – even autism. For the first time in history, children are expected to have a shorter life-expectancy than their parents and these preventable changes start even before pregnancy –yet few women receive counseling on epigenetics, detoxification, or their exposome.
Behind these numbers are real women who are struggling with symptoms that are often affecting not just physical health – but the quality of their lives. Chronic health problems keep women from feeling and achieving their best – including in relationships, education, and even economically.
Learn more than just symptom management. Learn to get to the root causes of women’s chronic health concerns. This program will teach you the art and science of using food, supplements, and herbs effectively for health and healing throughout women’s entire life cycles.
Principles in this program include:
- Less medicine, more health
- Renewed trust in nature and our bodies
- Removing the obstacles to innate healing and supporting the body’s natural intelligence
- Empowering change and helping women navigate health choices
Women’s Transformational Healing
Why This Program?
You’re here because you know there has to a better way, but don’t what or who to trust to help you get to the next level in your medical, nutrition, coaching or other health practice. You want to incorporate more of an integrative and functional approach but don’t know where to start. The goal of this program is plain and simple: to give you the tools you need to help women take back their health and with it, their lives.
Women are hungry for information on how to eat well and live well, and how to use natural approaches to prevent and treat health symptoms and chronic illnesses ranging from hormonal issues to autoimmune conditions to weight problems. They want to know which supplements are safe and effective, and what to avoid. They want to know when they really do need a medication or other intervention, and how to mitigate risks. And most of all, they want to learn how to feel like themselves again.
Sadly, too many functional medicine programs have unwittingly adopted a reductionist approach that is based less on the individual woman and the content of her life, but on test results and supplements. We traded the medical model’s pill for every ill for a supplement for every symptom. What I’ve created is the alternative: the only woman-centered women’s health professional training program.
I believe it’s time for those of us in a position to make a change to say that “enough is enough.” It’s time to give women an alternative to to over medication and misdiagnosis, Women also need more voices they can trust in a sea of supplement and fad diet over-marketing. If you’re also tired ot trying to fit into the small box of western medicine and are ready to help women get the information they need to break free of the idea that disease and dependence on pharmaceuticals inevitably, it’s time to join this revolution.
Let’s Help Women Thrive!
What You’ll Learn
We need a new paradigm for women’s health, starting here. This program uniquely integrates traditional women’s wisdom with the latest critically reviewed scientific evidence for the prevention and treatment of common women’s health concerns. It all comes together in a way that Dr. Aviva Romm – with over 30 years of clinical experience and training as an MD, herbalist, and midwife, and over 10 years in the field of distance and online training in women’s natural medicine – is uniquely qualified to bring you.
This course emphasizes a whole-woman approach to most common and complex daily health concerns the modern woman is facing and experiencing, always taking into consideration body, mind, and the whole context of a woman’s life. It takes you on a journey into the physical, emotional and spiritual influences of wellness – and disease. It gives you the tools to systematically approach complex constellations of women’s health problems and step out of the overwhelm of trying to figure out where to start and what to do. It is rigorous yet taught in the accessible, warm, humorous style that Aviva is famous for.
The curriculum dives deeply into neuroscience and psychoneuroimmunology, physiology, traditional women’s wisdom and practices, ancestral medicine, botanical medicine, pharmacology, nutrition, genomics, environmental medicine and more – in the context of the factors that shape a woman’s health through her current and past ‘exposome,’ or as I call it, the Total Ecology of Women’s Health.
It can be overwhelming to where to start with patients, what testing to use, and what nutritional plans and dietary and herbal supplements to incorporate. In this course I work with you to at once have a systematic approach that you can then individualize in your own practice. You’ll also learn the heart of healing – the nuances of working with real women who aren’t feeling their best.
In this course I share my unique approach called the HEART Framework, which is the foundation for you to craft health plans for your patients or clients. Through this model you’ll learn to not only shape an effective plan for women, but also how to elicit your patient’s story, really hear her, and treat her – not just her disease.
Within the HEART Framework you will learn to
Hear each woman’s story and Hold space for her
Explore underlying contributors to symptoms/conditions
Add in missing elements – food, supplements, etc.
Remove & Replace triggers,
Test as appropriate and support personal Transformation
This framework mirrors how we apply knowledge in a clinical setting: You’ll learn how to systemically apply the HEART Framework regardless of what type of practice you have, through case studies, stories, and live, interactive teleseminars with Aviva.
The Total Ecology of Women’s Health
Health encompasses the totality of a woman’s life – as do the factors that lead to disease. In this course you will learn Aviva’s unique approach to understanding the factors that need to be addressed to help women regain health, balance, also happiness.
Stress and Emotional Health
Physical Root Causes
We explore the physical causes further through Root Cause Medicine.
Root Cause Medicine
The human body is not a collection of separate parts. It is a whole organism. What happens in one organ or ‘part’ impacts the whole. Root Cause Medicine recognizes that being healthy is multifactorial, as is development of imbalance that leads to dysfunction, syndromes, and eventually disease. With expertise in psychoneuroimmunology and endocrinology, Dr. Romm teaches you how to always take a Root Cause perspective in your approach to women’s health.
You’ll learn to assess for Root Cause factors, and using her Whole 5R system of Rebooting, Reframing, Repairing, and Recharging, you will help women on their way to becoming Replenished. The Root Causes include:
Food Triggers & Nutritional Imbalances
Stress & HPA Axis Dysregulation
Toxin Exposure & Detoxification Overload
Inflammation & Immune Dysregulation
In only 10 months you will gain new insights into how the total health ecology of women shapes our lives – and how we can create shifts that not only benefit our own patients and clients but have a ripple effect into how health care is practiced in a greater context.
By learning to address the Root Causes of women’s health, and through learning specific protocols, you will be able to help women with the following concerns to improve their wellness:
Bloating and Gas
Brain Fog and Brainflammation
Cyclic breast pain and lumps
Depression and Anxiety
High Blood Pressure
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Insulin resistance/metabolic syndrome
Irregular or painful periods
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Migraines and Headaches
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Post-pill hormonal problems
Pre-Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes
Sexual health & Low Libido
Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth
Urinary Tract infections
Weight & Body Image Issues
Each clinical lesson teaches step-by-step approaches and protocols that you can incorporate into your practice, whether implementing them from the perspective of a licensed medical/health professional, or supporting your client as a nutritionist or health coach. This course will give you the breakthroughs you’re looking for in expanding your practice to include integrative and functional medicine.
Learn to incorporate a deeper practice of integrative and functional medicine, reclaim your curiosity and your love of what you’re doing, and be part of changing the world for women.
This course is divided into 2 parts:
Part 1: Foundations: The Total Ecology of Women’s Health
Part 2: Advanced Principles, Practice, and Protocols
Each clinical lesson contains:
Core principles related to that condition
Assessment methods including symptoms, important physical findings, and labs
Related imbalances in total ecology – Root Causes
Safety and warnings related to that condition
Rx: nutritional, botanical, supplements, mind-body practices
Summary sheet (download with key points)
Through each lesson you’ll:
LEARN how to think through complex women’s health conditions
APPLY integrative and functional medicine techniques in theory through the learning materials and case reviews, then in your practice
USE the best and most appropriate tools available to transform women’s health and lives
GENERATE effective wellness plans with herbs, food, & appropriate supplements that…
HELP your patients or clients to achieve optimal wellness.
The Curriculum at a Glance
The Medicalization &
Total Ecology of Women’s Health
Food as Medicine, Food as Trigger
Gut Health & Imbalances
Mind, Mood, & Sleep
In Your Defense: Inflammation & Immunity
Stress & HPA Axis Dysregulation
Body Burden & Detoxification
Metabolism & Blood Sugar
Thyroid Health Introduction
Intake, Communication & The Heart of Practice
Common Conditions in Primary Care
Protocols: Autoimmunity, Inflammation, & Stealth Infection
Protocols: Gynecology I
Protocols: Gynecology II
Protocols: HPA Axis & Thyroid
Protocols: Weight, Metabolism & Cardiovascular
Bringing it All Together & What’s Next
THE CURRICULUM IN DETAIL
Introduction: The Medicalization of Women’s Lives and The New Medicine for Women
- A Cut Above the Rest: The Price We Pay for Conventional Medicine
- Pills, Surgery, and Reductionism: The Trouble with Modern Medicine for Women
- De-Medicalize Your Life: Health Care in Your Own Hands
- Watch Your Language: Word, Sound and Power in Women’s Health
- The Visionary Path
- Your Body is Your Business: Making Your Health a Priority
- Our Bodies are Not Lemons
- Where Women’s Health Has Come from, and Where it can go
- The 8 Myths of Medicine
- Revolution – When Sleeping Women Wake
- New Health Partnerships
The New Medicine for Women
- The Exposome: The Total Ecology of Women’s Health:
- The Root Cause Imbalances
- Inner Ecology
- Our World, Our Health
- The Whole 5R
- Change Your Mind, Change Your Health – Tools for Transformational Healing
- How Do You Want to Feel? Engaging Healing and Transformation in Your Client/Patient
- Tools for Transformation
- Meditation, Gratitude and Ritual
- Body Speak: Listening to and Understanding the Wisdom of the Body
- (Re)writing Your Story, Authoring Your Life
- The Willpower Myth
- The Happiness Factor
Module 2 Food as Medicine
- The Spectrum of Food as Pleasure, Nourishment, Information, and Medicine
- Women and Our Food Relationship with Food
- Cutting through the noise about nutrition, diets, and supplements – What really works
- Food as a Trigger, Food Intolerances, and Food Allergies
- The Root Causes of Food Cravings
- Therapeutic Food Strategies
- Mindful Eating
- Reviewing a Food Journal
- Assessing for Nutrient Deficiency and Insufficiency
- When Food is Not Enough: Principles of Using Supplements for Daily Use and Therapeutics
- Principles of Using Herbal Medicines
Module 3 Gut Health and Imbalances
- The Microbiome
- The Gut Lining
- The Roots of Gut Imbalances
- Testing for Gut Imbalances
- Intestinal Hyperpermeabilty
- Celiac Disease
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis)
- Histamine Intolerance
- Healing the Gut with Herbs and Supplements
Module 4 Mind, Mood, and Sleep
- The Roots of Sleep Disruption:
- HPA Axis and Circadian Dysregulation
- Blood Sugar Imbalances and Other Nutritional Causes
- Stress and Anxiety
- Hormonal Imbalances
- Sleep Hygiene
- Supporting Sleep with Supplements and Herbs
The Roots of Anxiety and Depression
- The Gut Brain Connection
- Depression and Inflammation
- Diet, Food Triggers, and Blood Sugar Imbalances
- Environmental Triggers
- Trauma and HPA Axis Disruption
Module 5 Inflammation and Immunity
- Chronic Inflammation: The Fuel that Fires Chronic Disease
Module 6 Stress and HPA Axis Dysregulation
- Stress, Resilience, and Reserve
- Survival Overdrive Syndrome: Allostatic Load and The Evolutionary Mismatch of Modern Living
- The Impact of Cortisol and Adrenaline on Women’s Health
- The Downstream Impact of HPA Axis Dysregulation
- SOS-with Overdrive
- SOS-with Exhaustion
- Measuring Allostatic Load and Cortisol
Module 7 Body Burden and Detoxification
- The World We Live In
- Toxin-Free Eating
- Toxin-Free Living
- The Next Gen – Toxins and Preconception Care
- The Physiology of Detoxification
- MTHFR and Other Detox SNPs
- Supporting Detoxification Naturally
- Testing and Treating for Body Burden
Module 8 Metabolism and Blood Sugar I
- The Weight We Bear – Women, Health, Food, and Body Image
- Talking with Women About Food and Diet
- Metabolism – What is it, Really
- Too Much, Too Little, Just Right – What Is Blood Sugar Balance?
- Women Who Skip Meals
- Disordered Eating and Night Eating Syndrome
- Testing for Blood Sugar Problems
- Nutrients and Blood Sugar Balance
- The Mediterranean Diet, Ancestral Eating, Fasting and Other Approaches to Blood Sugar Balance
Module 9 Women and Thyroid Health
- Thyroid Physiology Review
- The Energy Crisis, Survival Mode, and the Thyroid
- What’s Going Wrong and Why? Thyroid Root Causes
- Testing for Thyroid Problems: What’s the Truth?
- Helping Women Understand their Thyroid
- Thyroid Nutritrion
- Hypothyroidism from Hashimoto’s to Peripheral Resistance
- Hashimoto’s and Hypothyroidism Therapeutics Level 1: Medications, Nutrients, Herbs
- Hyperthyroidism – What is It and What You Can Do
Module 10 Women’s Hormones
- Overview of Women’s Hormones
- Supporting Hormone Health
- The Root Causes of Hormonal Imbalances
- Hormones and the Estrabolome
- Hormones and Detoxification
- Hormones and the HPA Axis
- Testing for Hormone Imbalances
Module 11 Principles, Practice, and Labs
- Core Healing Principles
- Hearing the Story – Patient/Client Intake
- Add and Remove
- Functional vs Conventional Medicine Labs Deep Dive
- Communication & The Heart of Practice
- The Matrix and Time Line in Practice
- The Role of the Physical Exam
- Creating Plans, Meeting Patients/Clients Where They Are
- When Patients/Clients “Aren’t Getting Better” and Other Challenging Clinical Situations
Module 12 Common Conditions in Primary Care
- Functional/integrative primary care on the front lines
- Headaches and Migraines
- Colds and Respiratory Infection
- Chronic Vaginal Infections
- Anxiety and Depression
Module 13 Protocols in Inflammation, Autoimmunity, and Stealth Infections
- Epstein Barr Virus and Other Stealth Infections
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
Module 14 Gynecological Protocols I
- Premenstrual Syndrome
- Cyclic Mastalgia, Breast Lumps, and Breast Health
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS): The Metabolic and Gynecologic Impact and Approach
- Issues in Contraceptive Health: The Pill and Post-Pill Syndrome
Module 15 Gynecological Protocols II
- Uterine Fibroids
- Cervical Changes
- Fertility Challenges
- Preconception and Pregnancy 101
- Challenges in Menopause
Module 16 HPA Axis and Thyroid Protocols
- HPA Axis Therapeutics 2
- Stress Reduction and The You Zone
- Re-Setting Circadian and Ultradian Rhythms
- Carb Cycling and Blood Sugar Balance
- Healing Trauma
- Herbs and Supplements for HPA Axis Health
- Thyroid Therapeutics Level 2
- Non-Autoimmune Hypothyroidism
- Peripheral Resistance
- T4 to T3 Conversion
Module 17 Weight, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Protocols II
- More on Orthorexia, Disordered Eating, and Night Eating Syndrome
- Helping Patients Lose Weight Sustainably
- High Cholesterol and Dyslipidemia
Module 18 Bringing it All together
- Course Review
- Final Exam Overview and Preparation
- What’s Next!
What You’ll Receive
- 18 MODULES rolled out online every two weeks for 10 months. Each module is broken down into 1-2 major lessons, for a total of 280 hours of training with Aviva.
- MANAGEABLE LESSONS: Each lesson contains 4-8 videos/webinars so that you can digest the material in manageable amounts. Lessons are also available as audio recordings and transcripts so you can learn in your favorite style.
- IN-DEPTH CLINICAL LESSONS : Clinical lessons provide you with in-depth discussions of foundational knowledge, the role of lifestyle, mind-body approaches, and nutrition for the prevention and treatment of the condition being reviewed, the pros and cons of conventional treatments, risk factors and when to seek medical care, and case reviews.
- BI-WEEKLY LIVE CASE REVIEW/ Q&A: Knowledge without application doesn’t hit home the same way it does when we put it into practice. These case review sessions with Aviva are recorded and archived for those who cannot attend live, with an opportunity to send your questions and cases in ahead of time for review.
- 16 MONTHS TO COMPLETE THE PROGRAM + LIFETIME ACCESS to all training materials.
- CME’s are being applied for for the case based learning sessions!
- PROTOCOLS AND GUIDELINES: 24 protocol guides and worksheets that you can download and print out for your own quick reference and guidelines that you can reproduce for use in your own practice. This includes food guidelines and shopping lists, a toxin-free home guide, better sleep guides, self-care practices, and toxin-free body products and cosmetics.
- THE NEW MEDICINE FOR WOMEN COMMUNITY: Lifelong membership in a community of like-minded healers committed to elevating and supporting each other, and helping each other bring their practice visions to life. This is your place for 24/7 connection with your colleagues and ‘classmates’ and I can promise you it’s where rich conversations, support, and surprising collaborations and networking opportunities can arise.
- Discounts on professional level herbs and supplements from major online companies that Aviva uses in her own practice.
- A gorgeous, HANDCRAFTED CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION
Enjoy this complimentary 1 hour and 45 min talk on Resilience, the HPA Axis, and the Evolutionary Role of The Stress Response from the recent Adrenal Thyroid Revolution Pro Mini Course – a taste of what’s to come in the Women’s Integrative and Functional Medicine Professional Training Program.
This is the only online women’s integrative and functional health program offering Medical CMEs (application pending)! These can be used by most health professionals!
PLUS you get these Bonus Gifts:
The ALIGNED Business Skills Training Course for Women: Financial health is part of our overall health, and our overall health is part of our happiness and effectiveness as a practitioner. This will be offered online at the end of the 10 month training program.
Fear to Freedom, Perfectionism to Peace: My online course for helping you step out of perfectionism & survival mode and into your most healthy, energized, and satisfied life- learn how to hit the pause button and step out of old patterns that might be holding you back from success. You can access this immediately upon making your deposit. This is not a professional level training program but is a fantastic adjunct for you personally, and also for working with women particularly experiencing HPA-Axis disruption as you’ll learn about in the course.
A complementary signed copy of my latest book, The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution (this one bonus available to students in the US only)
How the Course Works
The structure of this program is based on the knowledge that you are a busy woman making a commitment to expand your knowledge. As such, the materials roll out in a way that is easy to follow, accessible, and in manageable pieces.
Each week a new lesson is released with live video/webinar, further reading, downloadable resources, and worksheets.
You listen to/watch each lesson, read related materials, and download and complete accompanying worksheets.
At the end of each unit you complete a short, automated quiz and review the correct answers.
Optionally, you can attend bi-weekly review sessions or listen to the recorded sessions at your convenience.
Enjoy the readings & videos at your leisure. Connect with students in the Women in Women’s Health private Facebook forum.
At the end of the program you complete and online final exam which is immediately reviewed and returned electronically.
Who Can Enroll?
This course welcomes women students committed to life-long learning, a women’s health revolution, and making the world a better place!
There are no prerequisites for this course other than that you must be engaged as a health professional in some capacity. This includes:
MDs, DOs, NDs & DCs
Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Midwives
Community Health Practitioners and Health Coaches
Acupuncturists, Herbalists, and other Allied Health Professionals
Study with Aviva Romm
Dr. Aviva Romm is an internationally respected and loved women’s health practitioner with over 30 years of combined practice as a midwife, herbalist, and Yale trained MD. She has over 20 years of experience developing medical and natural health curricula, 10 years of delivering high level online educational experiences working with over 1,500 women from over 20 countries in her women’s herbal medicine course, and has taught tens of thousands of women in programs, at conferences, in medical practice, and through her online reach.
With a strong commitment to democratizing women’s health information, she is proud to be pioneering a new experience in women’s health through integrative and functional medicine, with the hope of changing the face of how women experience health care through those who experience this training.
Not only is Dr. Romm a seasoned practitioner – but she is a masterful teacher, known for making difficult concepts not only easy, but for creating those “lightbulb” moments that deepen her students’ understanding of health, the human body, and healing, in a way that allows you to put it into practice. She’s one of the most respected women in herbal medicine, and is the author of numerous books including the award winning textbook Botanical Medicine for Women’s Health found in in midwifery, medical, and herbal training programs around the country.
Dr. Romm is committed to being a voice you can trust and is one of the original voices in the health and wellness space – she began practicing as a homebirth midwife and herbalist in 1986, and has continued her practice since, adding on her training as a physician at Yale School of Medicine, with an internship in Internal Medicine (Yale) and residency in Family Medicine (Tufts) so she could bring together the best in chronic disease care while bridging her work in women and children’s health with obstetrics, gynecology, and pediatrics.
She’s also highly qualified to understand the complexities of working within organizations, as well as being a woman in leadership, having served as the President of the American Herbalists Guild for over a decade. She serves as the Medical Director for the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia, is on numerous scientific and advisory boards including The American Botanical Council, Prevention Magazine, The Botanical Safety Handbook Committee, Nature’s Bounty, and Yale Integrative Medicine. She has been a faculty, curriculum advisor, or teacher at numerous conferences and universities, and is a widely-sought speaker and guest writer.
As a mother of four and grandmother of two children, she understands the challenges of being a professional woman. She also walks her talk, having personally explored and experienced nutrition, natural healing, yoga, and meditation for now 35 years. She’s an avid natural foods cook, gardener, and crafts woman, and an ecologist with a deep love of learning and insatiable curiosity about health, the natural world, and the connection between us and our planet.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT STUDYING WITH AVIVA
Thank you, Dr. Romm. I am finding the mini-course extremely valuable and have already made changes to how I approach my patients. I’m an OB/gyn working to transition to a more Integrative practice, and your Women’s Health program is probably just what I need. Thank you, again. ~ M.D., The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution Mini Professional Course
Sincerely, thank you for your honest and trail blazing work. I applaud you for encouraging women and practitioners who assist women to rethink and reframe their language to be more woman-centred and thoughtful. I have enjoyed how you have highlighted language, new phrases and subtle distinctions to reframe and clarity the importance of addressing adrenal/thyroid issues which has been very useful. ~ Licensed Naturopath
Thank you for the Adrenal Thyroid Revolution mastermind . I found the information actionable and I loved your content. The format of the Q&A was perfect. I could not believe how three hours flew by. I could’ve done another three hours. Gratitude for your generosity, information, energy, and passion. I look forward to many more workshops with you. ~ FMCA Health Coach
Superlative! It is so evident the Aviva Romm has a wealth of knowledge and experience to inform her care of women and babies. She communicates in an engaging and genuine manner. I could have listened to her all day! ~Midwife
Your insights as a pro who is making a difference in women’s lives was most valuable to me. Hearing the exact best practices that have worked for your patients was fantastic and I particularly appreciated you walking through your actual routine, schedule and pacing of appointments with patients. Thank you for these life changing reminders. ~ Licensed Naturopathic Doctor
This course has been amazing for expanding my knowledge; the depth and quality of the information is invaluable. When I signed up I had NO idea how comprehensive this course would be – it has added so much to my comprehension and confidence. ~Herbalist
This course was incredibly challenging and we were held to a high standard of knowledge and coursework. Thank you very much for putting the course together – I learned so much! ~Licensed Acupuncturist
What a journey in empowerment and connection to myself – and Aviva Romm is such a gifted teacher! ~Certified Professional Midwife
If you’re a health professional who has been following my blogs, books, and podcast, have heard me teach, and find yourself thinking – I want to learn from this woman – this is your chance to take a deep dive! I want you to look back and think “That course was the best decision I made!”
READY, SET, APPLY!
Dr. Romm will be personally reviewing each application, and is only accepting students who are serious about taking the next steps in their education. Therefore please apply only if you are seriously committed to this course. Application does not guarantee acceptance, nor does acceptance obligate you to taking the next steps should you be accepted. However, we are only accepting a limited number of students, so if you are accepted, you will have a week to reserve your space. Click here to apply.
TUITION – NEW EASIER PAYMENT PLAN!!!
Tuition for the 2017-2018 class is $9,700 (or $10,500 with the payment plan).
A deposit of $2,000 within 7 business days of program acceptance, then payment of the balance on or before September 7th.
A deposit of $2,000 within 7 days of acceptance, then the balance in 8 equal monthly payments beginning September 7th.
Spaces in the program are limited so make sure to get your application in soon and only apply if you are serious about the training! Upon acceptance you will receive further instructions regarding making your deposit and payment options.
The course is designed to be completed realistically 10 months with about 4-8 hours of study per week, depending on your personal study rate. However, you have an additional 6 months after the end of the course to complete the program should you need extra time.
Going to medical school as a mom of four, I totally get how intense it can be to fit study into an already full life. Please know that this is a rigorous course intended to pull real-life actionable skills in your hands to help you approach peeling back the onion on even the most complex cases in your practice. It will take your time, attention, and commitment. However, skills will be presented gently, and will build incrementally and naturally over time, starting with foundations and working our way together through the language and options of integrative and functional medicine for women’s health I know, with careful planning and a commitment it can be done. That said, you are also welcome to work at your own pace, and you have lifelong access to all of the study materials, and six months after the end of the program to complete the quizzes and final exam. The live Q & A sessions are recorded and the audio is also posted to the website. If you know in advance that you will be unable to attend a live call but still have a question, there will be a way to submit your question in advance.
Online learning is such an effective educational model that even major universities incorporate it into their programs. It’s a particularly excellent model for busy women, allowing you to learn in the comfort of your home or favorite study space, at your own pace, with a cup of tea (or glass of wine!) in hand, in large time periods, or smaller amounts of time as you can! Online learning models offer multimedia personal touches like video and audio that you can download whenever you have the chance and access permanently. It allows you to drop those old-school anxieties about school and finally learn what you want to – with no pressure!
Sometimes life happens and it becomes difficult to keep up with something we enroll in. If you fall behind in the program, don’t worry – you have access to the program for 6 months beyond the end of the program. While you may miss live Q&A and Case Review sessions, these will be recorded so you can listen to them at your convenience.
The amount of food information out there is mind-boggling. On any given day you can get as many opinions on what’s best to eat as there are experts. Even health professionals can find it overwhelming. But there are some very clear threads of truth that leading health scientists have been able to extract from all of the food noise out there. In this course, we will uncover those core truths, while also exploring the pros, cons, and actual science on the various therapeutic diets you might consider. Importantly, this program is based on the premises of replenishment and nourishment, time-tested information, and Dr. Romm’s unique vantage point of having personal and collegial relationships with some of the leading voices in the food and health movement including Dr. David Katz, Dr. Boyd Eaton, Dr. Tierona Low Dog, and others.
Gone are the days when any of us can do it all alone. We need teams, and our patients and clients do, too. Most doctors, for example, don’t have time to help patients make the critical behavioral changes needed for effectively implementing their programs – and patients often get stuck in old habits, patterns, and self-sabotage. After all, 23% of New Year’s resolutions are abandoned after just a week, and 60% after 6 months, while most dieters who lose weight gain it back – and more – within a year. Enter the nutritionists and health coaches.
To be effective in this new model, we need to learn to speak a common language, understand the goals and protocols, and support each other in helping our patients and clients reach their health goals. A fully integrated professional team supporting women would ideally include a medical or licensed health practitioner, a nurse practitioner, a nutritionist, and a health coach, even if not all in the same office or practice. Therefore, my goal is to provide training that brings together these various members of the team in a collaborative learning space as you’ll find in the case review and Q&A sessions, as well as in the Women in Women’s Health Facebook Community.
This course can be used solely as a self-study program and at your own pace without fulfilling any specific requirements. However, to receive the Certificate of Completion as well as CMEs, and to be able to say you completed this program with Dr. Aviva Romm, you must successfully complete a short, automatically graded 10-question quiz at the end of each module, and successfully complete a final exam that is also submitted electronically. The final exam is a closed book, no-surprise, no trick question test based upon the quizzes. You have 6 months from the end of the program to complete all modules, quizzes, and the final exam.
For now this is a women-only course. My experience with over 30 years of teaching is that this allows for a uniquely open and relaxed experienced for students, a high level of openness in the course dialogue and forums, and eliminates politics that have been shown to negatively impact group and individual learning and sharing dynamics for women.
Completing this course does not provide certification nor does it in any way substitute for clinical experience under the supervision and guidance of an experienced herbal practitioner. Completion of this program in no way confers the right or ability to practice any form of health care. Graduates will receive a Certificate of Completion and are welcome to advertise that they have completed this training program.
This program is designed for health professionals and presupposes basic science and health knowledge, and the Case Review and Q&A sessions will reflect this. However, you not need medical training or prior functional medicine training to be successful and make use of the program. Dr. Romm is well known for her accessible teaching style and ability to make complex concepts understandable and applicable. A list of adjunct textbooks and resources will be provided should you feel you need basic functional and integrative medicine references.
Hopefully you will not have withdraw from the program. That said, life happens, and if for any reason you anticpate that you will not be able to complete the program during the allotted time, make sure to download all of the materials before the expiration of your access to the course website (16 months from the date of your first class). That way you will have everything you need to continue your studies when you are able. Please note that no refunds are available outside of the refund policy and, if you are on a payment plan, you are still expected to make all of your monthly tuition payments until you have met your full financial commitment.
The concepts and model of functional and integrative medicine for women that I am teaching are relevant to practitioners globally, and in fact, are important as chronic disease is escalating around the world. I am accustomed to teaching students from all over the world – my Herbal Medicine for Women program has students from over 20 countries – and we welcome your participation and unique experiences based on your country’s health care system. Some of the specific tests and supplements I recommend may not be available in every country. In addition, in evaluating lab tests, I will be using US lab values and ranges.
Upon successful completion of this program, you may request a Certificate of Continuing Medical Education Credits (CME application currently pending).
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