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.
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*
Analysis of data provided by the Clinical Administrative Data Service of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
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Survey of Nutrition Education in U.S. Medical Schools – An Instructor-Based Analysis