Project: Research project

Project Details


The purpose of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECOM)
application is to integrate and implement an innovative nutrition
curriculum which integrates skills-based preclinical material with
practical application during the clerkship years. We seek to develop
a system which assures that relevant nutrition topics are addressed in
clerkship rotations. Based on content identified by our needs
assessment curriculum review, we will develop nutrition learning
objectives with course leaders in Nutrition Workgroups. Using an
innovative model for integrating nutrition modules into the curriculum,
we will address knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to
nutritional assessment and cardiovascular disease. Our curriculum will
promote interdisciplinary collaboration as well as focus on nutrition
education for medical students. We will implement curriculum revisions
that include integrating nutrition into preclerkship lectures and cases,
nutrition training for clerkship preceptors, and improving computer
resources available via the Einstein web site. Each student will have
a confidential computerized portfolio on which to track progress in
preclerkship courses and clerkship rotations. The impact of the program
will be evaluated using surveys of students and faculty, examination of
student write-ups and simulated patients, tracking of nutrition
activities via the computer-based portfolio, and scores on nutrition-
related exam questions. We will collaborate with the NHLBI and other
institutions on relevant aspects of this project. Dissemination of
findings and materials from the program will use venues such as peer-
reviewed presentations and publications and distribution of print and
computer educational materials.
Effective start/end date9/30/988/31/99


  • Medicine(all)


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