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15 August 2008

A 1997-1998 report found that only 33 accredited U.S. medical schools (26%) had a required nutrition course.

    Other reports on the status of nutrition in medical education have presented a similar picture.8,9 Over the years, such reports have led to frequent calls for increased emphasis on, and reform of, nutrition education of physicians.

* SOURCE:
  Survey of Nutrition Education in U.S. Medical Schools – An Instructor-Based Analysis Frank M. Torti, Jr.*, Kelly M. Adams, MPH, RD*, Lloyd J. Edwards, PhD†, Karen C. Lindell, MS, RD*, Steven H. Zeisel, MD, PhD*
   www.med-ed-online.org/res00023.htm

   Analysis of data provided by the Clinical Administrative Data Service of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

   Schulman JA. Nutrition education in medical schools: trends and implications for health educators. Medical Education Online 1994;4:1

   Halsted CH. Clinical Nutrition Education—relevance and role models. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1998; 67:192-6.

   Young EA. National Dairy Council Award for Excellence in Medical/Dental Nutrition Education Lecture, 1992: Perspectives on nutrition in medical education. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1992;56:745-51.

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  Survey of Nutrition Education in U.S. Medical Schools – An Instructor-Based Analysis
http://www.med-ed-online.org/res00023.htm

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