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Advancing Nutrition Education, Training, and Research for Medical Students, Residents, Fellows, Attending Physicians, and Other Clinicians: Building Competencies and Interdisciplinary Coordination

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Nutrition plays an important role in health promotion and disease prevention and treatment across the lifespan. Physicians and other healthcare professionals are expected to counsel patients about nutrition, but recent surveys report minimal to no improvements in medical nutrition education in US medical schools. A workshop sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute addressed this gap in knowledge by convening experts in clinical and academic health professional schools. Representatives from the National Board of Medical Examiners, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, and the American Society for Nutrition provided relevant presentations. Reported is an overview of lessons learned from nutrition education efforts in medical schools and health professional schools including interprofessional domains and competency-based nutrition education. Proposed is a framework for coordinating activities of various entities using a public-private partnership platform. Recommendations for nutrition research and accreditation are provided.

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Van Horn, L., Lenders, C. M., Pratt, C. A., Beech, B., Carney, P. A., Dietz, W., . . . Lynch, C. (2019). Advancing Nutrition Education, Training, and Research for Medical Students, Residents, Fellows, Attending Physicians, and Other Clinicians: Building Competencies and Interdisciplinary Coordination. Advances in Nutrition, 10(6), 1181S-1200S. doi:10.1093/advances/nmz083

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85075114815

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 1181S

End Page


  • 1200S

Volume


  • 10

Issue


  • 6

Abstract


  • Nutrition plays an important role in health promotion and disease prevention and treatment across the lifespan. Physicians and other healthcare professionals are expected to counsel patients about nutrition, but recent surveys report minimal to no improvements in medical nutrition education in US medical schools. A workshop sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute addressed this gap in knowledge by convening experts in clinical and academic health professional schools. Representatives from the National Board of Medical Examiners, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, and the American Society for Nutrition provided relevant presentations. Reported is an overview of lessons learned from nutrition education efforts in medical schools and health professional schools including interprofessional domains and competency-based nutrition education. Proposed is a framework for coordinating activities of various entities using a public-private partnership platform. Recommendations for nutrition research and accreditation are provided.

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Van Horn, L., Lenders, C. M., Pratt, C. A., Beech, B., Carney, P. A., Dietz, W., . . . Lynch, C. (2019). Advancing Nutrition Education, Training, and Research for Medical Students, Residents, Fellows, Attending Physicians, and Other Clinicians: Building Competencies and Interdisciplinary Coordination. Advances in Nutrition, 10(6), 1181S-1200S. doi:10.1093/advances/nmz083

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85075114815

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 1181S

End Page


  • 1200S

Volume


  • 10

Issue


  • 6