Earn your professional diploma in the healing arts when you enroll in courses in holistic medicine. Dr. Shivendra Singh, director of basic research, professor of pharmacology and urology, and leader of the Biochemoprevention Program at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, has been studying diallyl trisulfate, a chemical found in garlic that kills gastric and prostate cancer cells in dish cultures and animal models without affecting healthy cells.
Cornell and Dartmouth were the only Ivies I came across that participate in holistic review but my list is by no means comprehensive (I did not do a systematic review of all schools) so I can’t comment on Harvard or Yale (although I would suggest looking at their admissions pages – you can usually get a good idea of their admissions philosophy there or sometimes through their Twitter or Facebook accounts).
For instance, if you want to have a career as a naturopathic medicine doctor, this Chinese medicinal program will give you advanced knowledge in pathology, anatomy, immunology, physiology, cardiology, microbiology, neurology, minor surgery, obstetrics & gynecology, pediatrics, clinical & physical diagnostics, dermatology as well as numerous other clinical sciences.
Between 2000 and 2002, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine awarded 15 grants to academic institutions to develop curricular initiatives in integrative medicine (see Table 1); evaluation methods are being explored within the initiatives and many of the institutions that received these grants are members of the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine (CAHCIM).
Knowing that medicinal plants are so effective, that these plants potentially hold the key to many diseases, are inexpensive and have proven their worth time and time again over millennia, why is it that herbal medicine is still not in the forefront of medical treatments, and is considered by many orthodox medical professionals and pharmaceutical companies as hocus-pocus.. hmmm.