As the general public has become more aware of advances in nutrition, consumer demands for advice on matters of diet and disease have grown. This book offers recommendations to upgrade what were found to be largely inadequate nutrition programs in U.S. medical schools in order that health professionals be better qualified to advise and treat their patients. A comprehensive study of one-third of American 4-year undergraduate medical schools provided information on the current status of nutrition programs at each school. Conclusions were drawn and recommendations made from analysis of this gathered information. Questions examined in this volume include: Has medical education kept pace with advances in nutrition science? Are medical students equipped to convey sound nutritional advice to their patients? What strategies are needed to initiate and sustain adequate teaching of nutrition in medical schools?
Table of Contents
|1. Executive Summary||1-8|
|2. Historical Perspective||9-28|
|3. Rationale for Including Nutrition Instruction in Medical Education||29-56|
|4. Current Programs||57-84|
|5. Curriculum Guideline for Incorporating Nutrition in Medical Education||85-94|
|6. Conclusions and Recommendations||95-98|
|Appendix A: U.S. Medical Schools Surveyed by the Committee and Their Characteristics||99-102|
|Appendix B: Survey of Medical School Deans and Associate Deans||103-106|
|Appendix C: Survey of Medical School Nutrition Course Coordinators||107-110|
|Appendix D: Personal Interview Survey of Nutrition Course Coordinators||111-118|
|Appendix E: Speakers at Various Committee Meetings||119-120|
|Appendix F: Testimony of the American Medical Student Association: Nutrition Education in the Undergraduate Medical Curriculum||121-126|
|Appendix G: Nutrition Science Content of National Board Examinations||127-136|
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