History of Lifestyle Medicine Education

The Lifestyle Medicine Education Collaborative (LMEd) offers leadership, guidance and resources to advance the adoption and implementation of lifestyle medicine curricula throughout medical education.

Currently, LMEd is focused on expanding access to lifestyle medicine education in U.S. medical schools with a concentration on subjects specifically tailored for medical students. These subjects include: exercise/physical activity, nutrition, behavior change, and self-care.

One of the objectives of LMEd is to support and mentor medical school champions of lifestyle medicine education. These champions include deans, faculty, students and community leaders that work together to create a common vision, objectives, resources and an implementation plan.

We are glad to share with you the many organizations and people who have helped us and what we all have learned to make it easier to fashion your own medical school lifestyle medicine program.