“I never heard of neurofeedback.”
“I do alternatives myself, so I would tell my patients to ‘go for it’ if they think it will help.”
“Being able to offer patients another option when conventional medicine doesn’t work for them will help me be a better doctor.”
“This is fascinating. I want to learn more.”
These were just a few of the comments that approximately 125 second-year medical students from Florida International University’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine in Miami made after attending rotating sessions on June 8 to learn about evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine.
Among the presenters was Mike Cohen, Director and Chief of Neurotechnology at Center for Brain, who spoke at the school about neurofeedback for the seventh year in a row.
“It’s encouraging that some medical schools are exposing their students to treatment modalities outside of the conventional pharmaceutical model,” said Mike, who has been practicing neurofeedback and teaching neurofeedback to professionals for more than 20 years. “Conventional American medicine is the best in the world but isn’t always the answer. Doctors of the future who are familiar with and not afraid to look at evidence-based alternatives will provide their patients with the best of both worlds.”
In addition to attending Mike’s neurofeedback presentation, the students learned from other top South Florida experts about chiropractic, tai chi and yoga.
This is the 8th year the medical school has offered this informational program on their curriculum, spearheaded by Jorge Camilo Mora, M.D., on behalf of FIU’s Office of Medical Education. This innovative program is designed to expose medical students to research-based health treatments not part of the typical medical school curriculum.