The Integrative Medical Discussion Group (IMDG) became an initiative at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) in May 2006. Deb Davies, L.Ac. patterned this group after UCSD’s HI-Med (Holistic Integrative Medical) group. The concept of IMDG is to join on a regular basis (every other month), current and future doctors of both eastern and western backgrounds, who are interested in integrative medicine These enlightened discussions include good food and a pleasant atmosphere. Anyone in the community who shares this interest is also welcome and encouraged to join us.
The goals of the IMDG are to build bridges among all types of health practitioners and to increase awareness as to how powerful the medicine can be when combined. We want to create a higher context for growth and create options to empower both the doctors and the patients. This helps establish connections among future doctors, and will also educate, raise awareness and enlighten the community on the ever-growing topic of integrative medicine.