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A Student-Directed Curriculum to Overcome Nutrition Education Barriers in Medical School
Elizabeth M. Vaughan, Victor J Cardenas, Jennette P. Moreno
Baylor College of Medicine
Department of Medicine, BCM, AND Department of Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA.

Background: For more than 50 years investigators raised concerns regarding insufficient nutrition education in medical schools. Many barriers, such as curricular guidance remain, hindering its progress. This study addressed curricular barriers by (1) implementing 4 teaching strategies into an applied nutrition medical school course and (2) evaluating which strategy was most preferred amongst students.
Methods: The investigators incorporated 4 teaching strategies into an applied nutrition course for medical students. An end of course survey measured the most preferred strategy and a pre/posttest measured the change of nutrition knowledge.
Results: Seventy-seven students (n=36 male) completed the course. A total of 59.5% of students preferred the student directed curriculum (SDC) compared to ....


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