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Taught Nutrition in Med School?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by moto_za, May 1, 2007.

  1. moto_za

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    Do med schools generally teach about diets and nutrition? Just wondering...
     
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    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).
     
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    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.
     
  5. firebird69guy

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    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...
     

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