Integrative Medicine Board Review Package with Practice Exam

Summary of Contents

The board review course bundle prepares physicians who will be taking the American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM) Board Certification written exam offered in May and November each year and administered by the American Board of Physician Specialties. Designed by a team of integrative medicine experts using the ABOIM blueprint and 9 identified Integrative Medicine domains, including physicians board certified in Integrative Medicine, this package includes an online practice board exam with over 250 questions to help you prepare.

What's included?

  • Video Recordings
  • Expert instructors
  • Downloadable Audio
  • Speaker Handout(s)
  • Self-check Quizzes
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Non-CME eligible

14 Board Review Courses

These 14 courses were designed by expert AIHM faculty from their respective fields.  Experts based their courses on the study references provided by ABOIM (the main reference being Rakel’s, Integrative Medicine) and each expert faculty reviewed pertinent sections in Rakel’s, as well as secondary references listed for their area of expertise to ensure their review section covered pertinent information. Each of the 9 domains outlined by ABOIM in the exam blueprint are covered proportionally to give you the most comprehensive review available. 

+1 Practice Exam ($295 value)

This 258 question practice exam allows you to test yourself in each individual domain and see correct and incorrect answers as you go, as well as take the full exam in one-sitting to prep for the 4-hr actual exam allowing you to test your timing as well as hone in on specific areas of focus.  

Board Review Course Breakdown

Domain 1

Nutrition (15%)

Key topics to review:
  • Marco/Micro Nutrients & Deficiencies
  • Therapeutic Diets (gluten-free, Mediterranean)
  • Elimination Diets
  • Social & Cultural Influences on diet
  • Functional Foods
  • Environmental factors (pesticides, mercury, local sourcing) 

Expert Faculty:
Liz Lipski, PhD, CNS, CCN, CFM, LDN
Domain 2

Dietary Supplements, botanicals and other natural products (15%) 

Key topics to review: 
  • Adverse Effects/Drug Interactions
  • Quality Control
  • Evidence for safety/effectiveness for High-Frequency Evidence-Based Supplements

Expert Faculty:
Wendy Warner, MD
Robert Bonakdar, MD, FAAFP, FACN
Domain 3

Mind-body medicine
and spirituality (14%) 

Key topics to review:
  • Mental and Emotional Influences on Health (e.g. stress, optimism, resilience, positive thinking)
  • Physical Influences on Mental/Emotional Health (e.g. sleep, exercise, diet)
  • Self-Regulation Therapies (e.g. biofeedback, hypnotherapy, meditation)
  • Placebo/Nocebo
  • Spirituality and Health (e.g. coping, attitudes, transpersonal healing)
  • Religion and Health (e.g. beliefs, practices)

Expert Faculty:

Molly Roberts, MD, ABIHM
Domain 4

Complementary and alternative therapies (10%)

Key topics to review:
  • Manipulative and Body-Based Medicine (e.g. osteopathic, chiropractic, cranial-sacral, massage) 
  • Energy Medicine (e.g.therapeutic & healing touch, Reiki, etc)
  • Movement Therapies (e.g. yoga, Feldenkrais, Alexander tech, Trager)
  • Expressive Arts (e.g. art, music, dance, sound)

Expert Faculty:
David Riley, MD
Rauni Prittinen King, RN, HNB-BC, CHTP/I
Lucia Thornton, ThD, MSN, RN, AHN-BC
Nita Gage, DSPS, MA
Domain 5

Whole medicine systems (8%)

Key topics to review:
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Ayurveda
  • Traditional Medical Systems (Native American, Shamanism)
  • Homeopathy
  • Naturopathy 

Expert Faculty:

Jennifer Blair, LAc, MaOM
Kulreet Chaudhary, MD
David Riley, MD
Amy Rothenberg, ND
Domain 6

Lifestyle, prevention and health promotion (13%)

Key topics to review:
  • Social Factors and Health (e.g. family, community)
  • Barriers to Change and Motivational Interviewing 
  • Physical Activity
  • Sleep
  • Self-care
  • Environmental Factors (including exposures and benefits)
  • Risk Reduction (including epigenetic considerations)
  • Healthy and Unhealthy Behaviors (including addictions)

Expert Faculty:
Karen Lawson, MD, ABIHM
Domain 7

Integrative approaches, including conventional medicine (5%)

Key topics to review:
  • Women’s Health
  • Men’s Health
  • Pediatrics
  • Geriatrics
  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Gastro-Intestinal Health
  • Cancer
  • Mental Health
  • Respiratory Health
  • Dermatology
  • Neurology
  • Pain Management
  • Rheumatology
  • Endocrine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Allergies
  • Death and Dying
  • Palliative Care
  • Diagnostic Techniques

Expert Faculty:

Erika Cappelluti, MD, PhD, MA, FCCP, ABOIM
Hal Blatman, MD, ABIHM
Wendy Warner, MD, ABIHM
Sanford Levy, MD, FACP, ABIHM
Domain 8

Foundations of Integrative Medicine (5%)

Key topics to review:
  • Philosophy
  • History
  • Ethics
  • Expert

Expert Faculty: 

Hal Blatman, MD, ABIHM
Domain 9

Professional practice of Integrative Medicine (5%)

Key topics to review:
  • Prioritization
  • Risk Benefit
  • Doctor Patient Communications
  • Evidence-based Principles
  • Medical/Legal
  • Cost-Effectiveness
  • Critical Assessment of Unproven Diagnostic and Treatment Methods

Expert Faculty:

Julie McKee, MD
Special Bonus

Board Review Q&A Panel

Get pertinent questions around all topics answered by a panel of 4 experts.

Expert Faculty: 
Erika Cappelluti, MD, PhD, MA, FCCP, ABOIM
 Wendy Warner, MD, ABIHM
Sanford Levy, MD, FACP, ABIHM
Special Bonus

Taking the ABOIM Exam

Get personalized tips from Erika Cappelluti, MD, PhD, MA, FCCP, ABOIM on how to best prepare for the exam.

Expert Faculty:
Erika Cappelluti, MD, PhD, MA, FCCP, ABOIM
Special Bonus

Practice Exam

Review by sections to easily link back to Rakel's text for extra focused study OR choose to time for the 4-hour exam to get your stamina ready for the actual exam. A great way to gear up prior to your testing date. 
Courses included

Integrative Medicine Board Review Package with Practice Exam