Faculty like you are looking for:
- Flexible, ready-made and evidence-based content and programming
- Ways to equip the next generation of clinicians to fully address chronic disease – healing future patients
- Coursework that empowers students to be active participants in their learning
- Higher satisfaction and confidence in preparing students in nutrition and lifestyle related interventions
Complimentary Curricular Resources
The Lifestyle Medicine 101 Curriculum
Free, ready-to-use LM101 curriculum includes thirteen (13) slide decks that follow Dr. Elizabeth Frates’ award winning Lifestyle Medicine Handbook. Available as PDF and PPT to eligible faculty, this group of presentations can be tailored to a variety of educational settings. This complimentary curriculum comes complete with a syllabus and instructor’s manual.
The Culinary Medicine Curriculum
Free, ready-to-use 9 week curriculum based on the ground-breaking work of Dr. Michelle Hauser. Highly versatile this framework can be integrated in various health professional education settings. The curriculum establishes a strong foundation in Culinary Medicine and is a key part of supporting patients in achieving better health outcomes. The curriculum comes complete with and instructor’s guide, recipes, shopping lists and more.
The Lifestyle Medicine UME Question Bank
Developed in cooperation with the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine, this bank of questions may be used by faculty to create Categorical Assessment Tests. Complimentary, and ready to integrate on Blackboard, Canvas, ExamSoft, and D2L/Brightspace.
Lifestyle Medicine Curriculum from University of South Carolina, Greenville
LMEd offers open access to a collection of evidence-based curricular resources through the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville to train future clinicians in prevention and treatment of lifestyle-related diseases.
Health Professions Academic Pathway to Certification for Students
Faculty members who teach in health professions master’s and doctoral programs can help their students achieve certification in lifestyle medicine by applying for a course waiver with ACLM. By demonstrating that a lifestyle medicine course taught at the university level includes a minimum of 22 core competencies, ACLM will provide a certificate of waiver equal to the 10 hours of requisite in-person education to sit for the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine Certification Exam to students who successfully complete an ACLM approved course.
Download Tools and Resources to Share with Patients and Students
Free, ready-to-use, printable handouts created to make lifestyle medicine accessible and understandable in a variety of health care settings. Fully cited and graphically appealing tools that delve into each pillar, delivery models, assessment forms, and even recipes all at your finger tips.
This comprehensive and practical curriculum is designed to be completed over a one to three-year time period. It includes both didactic and application content and activities. There are currently 272 lifestyle medicine residency programs that exist across 128 sites and more than 6,500+ enrollees. Upon completion of the education and practicum components, residents qualify to sit for the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine (ABLM) certification exam.
Universities fully recognize the power and need to add behavior, nutrition and lifestyle interventions to coursework for future clinicians. This is never more evident than by the number who are currently adapting ACLM resources to their programs. Faculty are embracing the transformation of medical education, but don’t have the time and resources to develop curricula from scratch. ACLM offers fully packaged, easy-to-implement resources across the entire education continuum for bachelor’s to fellowship programs. Access includes the LM 101 Curriculum, Culinary Medicine, LMEd Curriculum from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, a medical school question bank, and the Lifestyle Medicine Residency Curriculum. As an added bonus the teaching and learning that occurs in each classroom and clinic solves for personal as well as future patient health restoration.
The Lifestyle Medicine Residency Curriculum (LMRC) is a comprehensive, applicable, and flexible virtual curriculum that prepares residents to become certified lifestyle medicine Diplomates.
The LMRC consists of both educational and practicum components. Its educational component includes 40 hours of interactive virtual didactic material along with 60 hours of application activities designed to be completed over a one- to three-year time period. The practicum component includes 400 lifestyle medicine-related patient encounters, 10 hours of intensive therapeutic lifestyle change (ITLC) program experience and 10 hours of group facilitation experience.
If you are interested in becoming a site for the LMRC for the next academic year, please fill out the Site Interest Form by March 15.
A full directory of leading academic institutions and programs that acknowledge the critical need for lifestyle medicine is now available. These institutions actively incorporate lifestyle medicine through various levels of implementation including: requiring lifestyle medicine implementation in the core curriculum, offering elective lifestyle medicine courses, or by creating and implementing student-led Lifestyle Medicine Interest Groups (LMIGs) on campus.
Lifestyle Medicine Interest Groups (LMIGs) are organizations that address the growing need for lifestyle medicine at the academic and health systems level.
LMIG leaders host events informed by evidence-based lifestyle medicine to support healthy habits for trainees, staff, and the local community. With exclusive benefits and support from ACLM, LMIGs have been established across the country and have been instrumental in advocating for curriculum reform within many health professional training programs.
Our members are health professionals who treat, reverse, and prevent chronic disease through lifestyle change.
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