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Real-World Application of Functional Medicine

Join Dr. Kara Fitzgerald, her team, and our community of expert colleagues for a one-of-a-kind Functional Medicine professional development program.





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“It’s amazing to have this ‘window’ into an established Functional Medicine clinic. There isn’t anything else quite like this available for new Functional Medicine practitioners to see and experience how Functional Medicine theory gets translated into practice. Invaluable.”

Mary Beth Charno, RN, MSN, APRN-C


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Bridge the gap between Functional Medicine theory and practice


Weekly Internal Meetings: These are actual working meetings for our team where we cover real patient situations. In our weekly clinical grand rounds and physician rounds you’ll find us reviewing patient histories, labs, treatment plans and discussing the latest clinically-applicable research. It can feel like you are jumping in mid-flow to these conversations since the emphasis is on ensuring the coordination of patient care at our clinic. However, past participants report that within a month or two things start to ‘click’ and that ultimately having this truly unique insight meaningfully elevates the outcomes of their learning. Participants attend live, online and post questions and contributions that our clinic team respond to as much as is possible during those meetings. Often these questions and contributions lead to dialogue with participants too. Case discussed may be at variable stages of their work with our clinic. Dr. Fitzgerald also holds a monthly Q&A session. This is an opportunity to bring your pressing questions about any aspect of Functional Medicine to the table to discuss with Dr. Fitzgerald. Everything is accessed via webinar and the Internet making it possible to join us from anywhere.

Because of our experience and connections within the Functional Medicine community, we host experienced clinicians, industry experts and other thought leaders in additional monthly webinar Teach-Ins. This community is an essential component of our learning process. As examples: We have had Dr. Robert Hedaya talk about Functional Medicine approaches to depression. We’ve had Dr. Tom Sult talk about Lyme Disease and coinfections. Dr. Jeffrey Bland has joined us to share his thoughts on the evolution of epigenetics and personalized medicine. View our library of Teach-Ins and register for your FREE membership to gain access to our latest recording. We have many more exciting sessions scheduled.

Since our Live intake is small, and our clinic team is involved, a close relationship builds between the group participants in the online forum and in our live discussions. Many participants have deep experience and knowledge themselves, which further enriches the dialogue for all. As participants move through the program, their growing confidence allows them to nurture and mentor those that are just joining. It’s a community that keeps evolving and growing, and one that you will continue to be a part of even after your program ends.

Who should apply to the Functional Medicine Clinic Immersion™ ?

Practicing or student clinicians who have completed basic level Functional Medicine training and want to experience a live, Functional Medicine clinical setting working with real patient cases.

Our program takes participants from theoretical learning to real-world application.


Tap into a curated, online Topic Library with clinically-applicable resources that build fundamental and advanced Functional Medicine competencies. With our Spotlight Content feature, you’ll be able to move sequentially through these materials to cover everything in one year.

Functional Medicine Foundations

  • Core Concepts in Functional Medicine
  • Introduction to Our Clinic
  • Recommended Reading List

Advanced Assessment

  • Organic acids
  • Nutrient status
  • Cardiometabolic
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Hormone
  • Immunology
  • Environmental Toxins
  • Oxidative Stress
  • Drug-Nutrient Interactions
  • Nutrition Physical Exam

Applied Nutrition

  • The spectrum of cardiometabolic diets
  • Weight loss, and strategies for weight loss resistance
  • The suite of Elimination Diets
  • Celiac and gluten sensitivity
  • Diets for autoimmunity and immune balance
  • Diets for gastrointestinal disorders, SIBO and IBS
  • Methylation diet and lifestyle strategies
  • Ketogenic diet for cancer and other conditions
  • Detoxification

Bonus Case-Based Lectures

  • Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Pain management
  • Atopic disease
  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Cardiometabolic disorders
  • Endocrine disorders
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Methylation imbalances
  • Epigenetic health

Functional Medicine Clinic Immersion is provided in collaboration with the Institute for Functional Medicine.

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Provided in collaboration with The Institute for Functional Medicine


The Clinic Immersion program is “filling a demand in the market that no one else is touching… enriching the clinician experience…systematically walking them through content…reinforcing the IFM learning journey…it’s not the same all the time. You’re organic, you’re dynamic, you’re flowing, you’re evolving case after case in real time.” – Dr. Kristi Hughes, Medical Director for the Institute of Functional Medicine

Registration is on hold as we prepare to launch a new and improved

Clinic Immersion 2.0!

We’re making exciting changes to our access options and pricing with the intention of increasing the accessibility of our educational programs and content.

What can you expect?

More opportunities to learn from our doctors, our practice and our guest speakers all at a more accessible and competitive price point, including a FREE membership option. Your free membership will give you access to a new Teach-In every month!

Join our announcement list below and be the first to learn about additional Clinic Immersion 2.0 program offerings!