Intergrative/Alternative Student Groups at other schools? --- (herbal booklet)

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by Wishbone, Nov 20, 2001.

  1. Wishbone

    Wishbone Junior Member
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    Mar 30, 2000
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    I am part of the Integrated Medical Interest Group at UT-Southwestern in Dallas. We are a group of students interested in learning about medical modalities not covered in our regular classes.

    One of our projects is creating a booklet for medical students regarding herbs. The idea is to provide accurate info (i.e. drug interactions, efficacy, etc.) regarding herbs in an easy to handle format such as a small booklet. This way, students can have accurate herbal information when in the hospital.

    I am curious to know if similar student groups exist at other schools. I would love to here from y'all in hopes of networking and pooling are resources together on various project. DO students are more then welcomed, in fact we'd love to here about y'all's osteopathic treatments.

    Together we can accomplish so much more and have a louder voice then if each group at every school worked separately.

    Anthony Cordaro, Jr.
  2. Ai

    Ai Senior Member
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    Jul 25, 2001
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    Hi. I am very happy to hear that there are people in medical school who are actively working to expand their knowledge beyond western medicine. While I agree that western medicine has a great deal to offer, I also know that it is not complete in and of itself. There are many modalities out there that can help in the areas that western medicine does not have much to offer.

    I am not a medical student yet, I am applying this year. I am, however, in a graduate program studying oriental medicine with a focus on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). I would love to help out with any of your projects. For your herbs project I recommend "Materia Medica" by Bentley and Gamble. The actions and indications, as well as contraindications, are all from a TCM perspective and many not mean much to someone who is not familiar with TCM, but there is some info on each herb about pharmacological and clinical research, dosage and major known ingredients.

    Good luck! :)

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