Have I been living under a rock?

I’ve been conducting a lot of research into the state and history of nutritional education in medical schools, and if you read my earlier post, it’s a pretty bleak situation.  I have read in a couple of papers about the Nutrition in Medicine (NIM) Curriculum so I decided to check it out.  Apparently this has been around since 1995, and it originally started as a CD-ROM program that featured learning modules and quizzes.  In 2005 it got a nice upgrade to a web-based format.   An article by Adama et al. describes the program in great detail.  The NIM Medical Student Curriculum features a total of 29 units that take 30-60 minutes to complete.  It features a variety of presentation formats including case presentation, animations, quizzes, board style questions, etc.  Also, students can print out lecture notes and see additional resources relevant to the topic.

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Yup, that pretty much sums up how I feel about this… So isn’t this great? Nutrition AND medical education AND technology all wrapped up into one!

Also, for the residents/fellows out there who are interested in learning more about nutrition, the Nutrition Education for Practicing Physicians (NEPP) is a FREE program, and physicians no longer in training can use this resource for CME credit.

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