Student Alliance for Integrative Medicine

The Student Alliance for Integrative Medicine

The Student Alliance for Integrative Medicine (SAIM) is a student organized group in Portland, Oregon, comprised of healthcare students from OCIM member institutions including Oregon Health & Science University, the University of Western States, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, the  National College of Natural Medicine, and Pacific University. SAIM's mission is to foster collaboration among students of the aforementioned institutions in order to deepen awareness of the contributions of all medical and complementary healthcare systems for the purpose of promoting health and optimizing patient care.

The 7th Annual Integrative Medicine Day - January 31, 2016

Each year in January, SAIM hosts an amazing conference for International Integrative Medicine Day. SAIM brings together local experts in various disciplines and areas of health for panel discussions.  Get all the details for the 2016 Integrative Medicine Day Conference by clicking here.

How SAIM Works

Each OCIM member institution has a "local chapter" of students involved in an integrative medicine club or interest group. Those local chapters come together to form the Student Alliance for Integrative Medicine. SAIM collaborates on educational events, social gatherings and an annual conference. 

Contact SAIM

President: Elliot Taxman, NCNM: Send Mail

Recap: 2015 International Integrative Medicine Day and Bob’s Red Mill Scholarship Cup

On January 31, 2015, panel topics included Autoimmune Disease, Endocrine Disease, Cardiovascular Disease, Mind-Body Health, Interprofessional Communication and Pediatrics. 

Additionally, one student from each OCIM/SAIM institution was chosen to participate in a "scholarship cup" sponsored by Bob's Red Mill. The students participated in a moderated panel discussion at Integrative Medicine Day 2015 on "Food as Medicine" and each won between $3,000-$6,000. The 2015 winners were:

1st Place: Travis Kern, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine

2nd Place: Katie Lebold, Oregon Health & Science University

3rd Place:

Brent Friess, University of Western States
Danielle Anderson, National College of Natural Medicine
Mary Titmus, Pacific University