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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by moto_za, May 1, 2007.
Do med schools generally teach about diets and nutrition? Just wondering...
My school does as a part of a GI/Nutrition block.
We probably spent about a week on Nutrition/complications of obesity.
It wasn't real comprehensive, maybe only one or two lectures about different types of diets. I'm sure nutritionists know a whole lot more about the topic than physicians (at least based on my current education, perhaps we'll cover it again later).
In all likelihood, you'll be taught something but not much.
Nutrition education in U.S. medical schools An instructor-based Analysis URL http://www.Med-Ed-Online.org.
Survey of Nutrition Education in U.S. Medical Schools An Instructor-Based Analysis
Frank M. Torti, Jr.*, et al. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Design: Between July 1999 and May 2000, we surveyed 122 U.S. medical and osteopathic schools.
The survey was mailed to the nutrition educator at each institution; recipients could return the survey
via mail, fax, or the web.
Results: The majority of the 98 medical schools responding to the survey provided nutrition education.
In 90% of responding U.S. medical and osteopathic schools (representing 88 of 98 schools and over
65% of all institutions), all students were guaranteed exposure to nutrition. An average of 18 ± 12
hours of nutrition was required, including material integrated into other types of courses.
Yep, we went over nutrition quite a bit here at UC Davis.
You also get a lot of it in Anorexia Nervosa, Diabetes, Obesity, Dyslipidemia, Hypercholesterolemia etc...