Medical Science Educator

, Volume 29, Issue 1, pp 23–28 | Cite as

A 4-Year Integrated Nutrition Curriculum for Medical Student Education

  • Rima Itani Al-NimrEmail author
  • Sandhya Rao
  • Greg Ogrinc
  • Auden C. McClure
Short Communication


While poor diet is the one of the primary contributors to death and disability in the USA, formal nutrition education in medical schools across the nation remains sparse. As it stands, few medical schools have formally incorporated nutrition education, and fewer still have integrated nutrition into the entire length of their 4-year curriculum. We describe how a new, formally integrated, 4-year nutrition curriculum was developed and is being implemented in a US medical school, and how this program will evolve as part of a twenty-first century medical school education.


Nutrition Curriculum Medical Education Nutrition Education 


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On behalf of all authors, the corresponding author states that there is no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Geisel School of Medicine at DartmouthHanoverUSA
  2. 2.Geisel School of Medicine at DartmouthLebanonUSA

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