Dear Visionary Health Care Provider,

Thank you so much for requesting this application. We’re so honored you’re even considering participating in the Whole Health Medicine Institute Class of 2018.

Before you go any further, we just want to reiterate the prerequisites. In order to qualify as a Whole Health Medicine Institute student, you must qualify for licensure in your field as a health care provider or therapist. You may have retired or taken a leave of absence, so you do not have to be actively licensed or currently practicing. But you must be a health care provider or therapist in a field of health care that offers licensure. This list does not include all qualifying degrees, but for example, health care providers and therapists who qualify for licensure include MD’s, DO’s, ND’s, DC’s, DOM, DAOM, PA’s, CNM’s, NP’s, CNS, RD, MSW’s, MFT’s, and PhD’s in psychology, whereas life coaches and health coaches without other degrees do not qualify for licensure. If you’re not sure whether you qualify, email Pearl@LissaRankin.com or go ahead and apply and we’ll let you know, based on your unique situation.

Please take the time to complete this application thoughtfully. You will not be judged on your writing skills, your intellect, or any conventional standard of “perfection,” so please don’t stress about this! We just want to make sure this is the right fit—for you, and for us. The more you’re willing to be open, vulnerable, and courageous, the more we can love and accept you just as you are while making sure we’re only accepting students who are really ready and will optimally benefit from what this program offers so they can become ambassadors of this work as we infiltrate mainstream medicine with the evidence-based tools we know help people transform, heal, and optimize their Whole Health lifestyle.


Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis, and the application deadline is September 14, 2018 so if you want to be assured a good chance of acceptance, please submit your application expeditiously. Once you’ve submitted it, our team will be reviewing your application, and qualified applicants will be invited for a screening interview with WHMI founder Lissa Rankin. Please don’t be anxious about this interview! It is not like a med school interview! The interview is simply your opportunity to ask any questions about the process. It will also be Lissa’s opportunity to make sure she feels like the Whole Health Medicine Institute will be the best fit for you, given your personal needs, goals, dreams, and mission. We are proud that most of our students swear that WHMI transformed not just how they practice; it changed their whole life. We want to make sure all of our students have an equally transformational experience, so we are careful to make sure the fit is right. If it’s not, Lissa often has referrals for other kinds of transformational or professional experiences that might be a better fit for your particular needs.

So, please be completely honest and authentic with your answers. Your application is 100% confidential.

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