Lifestyle Medicine Education: Finding Learning Outcomes in Unexpected Places


We present here an unexpected finding of our educational lifestyle medicine program. The impact of educational interventions not yet modeled by practitioners (including counseling on lifestyle changes) may not present where expected. Medical educators need to identify and interpret evidence of impact across a broader array of student curricular activities.

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We would like to thank Rebecca Cameron for providing administrative support for this project.


This work was funded by the 2017 Grant for Novel Pedagogy awarded by the Medical Education Department, University of Central Florida College of Medicine.

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MP and DK contributed to the design of the work, interpretation of the results, drafting and editing the manuscript. All authors approved the submitted version of the manuscript. All authors agree to be accountable for all aspects of the work.

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Correspondence to Magdalena Pasarica.

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This study was approved by University of Central Florida IRB office. This study did not require informed consent as per University of Central Florida IRB determination.

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Pasarica, M., Kay, D. Lifestyle Medicine Education: Finding Learning Outcomes in Unexpected Places. Med.Sci.Educ. 29, 345–346 (2019).

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  • Lifestyle medicine
  • Modeled behavior
  • Nutrition
  • Activity
  • Curricular intervention