You are uniquely positioned to:
- Advocate for a transformed health care system
- Share curricular resources with faculty
- Start a Lifestyle Medicine Interest Group on campus
- Submit research and present at our annual conference
- Apply for scholarships and grants
Lifestyle Medicine Resources for Students
Address the growing need for lifestyle medicine at the academic and health systems level by starting or joining a Lifestyle Medicine Interest Group (LMIG). LMIGs host events on campus that are informed by evidence-based lifestyle medicine and support healthy habits for students, staff, and the local community.
Opportunities for Students
A Taste of Lifestyle Medicine is a micro-grant program in which any student or faculty member interested in hosting a lifestyle medicine educational event may apply for a $250 grant to fund a plant-based meal or snack to be served at the event.
As a student or a resident, you can apply for Annual Conference scholarships and discounted rates.
Every Fall, the Trainee Research Grants supports original research activities relevant to lifestyle medicine among ACLM Trainees. Recognition occurs at the Annual Conference.
Also check out the Pegg Student Leadership Award and HEAL Scholarships for certification of URM clinicians.
Share Ready-to-use Curricular Resources with Faculty
While faculty are embracing the transformation of medical education, they often don’t have the time or 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, teaching and learning of lifestyle medicine provides for personal as well as future patient health restoration.
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.
Find an Academic Institution or Program
Explore 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.
Leadership opportunities exist for ACLM Student Members.
The establishment of an on-campus Lifestyle Medicine Interest Groups (LMIG) cultivates multi-institutional, trainee-initiated programming that supports healthy habits for students, faculty, professionals as well as the local community. ACLM’s Trainees have started LMIGs across the country that have been instrumental in advocating for curriculum reform and contributing to research in the field. LMIGs are free to establish and receive exclusive benefits such as priority for grants & scholarships, up to $6,000 in TOLM funding, a private networking community on ACLM’s engagement platform, and much more.
The Lifestyle Medicine Residency Curriculum (LMRC) is a comprehensive, applicable, and flexible virtual curriculum that prepares residents to make evidence-based, lifestyle behavior interventions.
Your university could become a site for the LMRC and a lifestyle medicine board eligible residency in the upcoming academic year. Faculty interest forms are due each March. Join the 230 programs across 125 sites by sharing information with your deans and directors.
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, 20 hours of intensive therapeutic lifestyle change (ITLC) program experience and 20 hours of group facilitation experience.
The Taste of Lifestyle Medicine Micro-Grant is a grant-funded program presented by the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM).
Taste of Lifestyle Medicine Micro-Grants introduce and advance lifestyle medicine on medical or health professional and health system campuses. Any U.S. medical or health professions student or faculty member interested in hosting a non-commercial lifestyle medicine educational event may apply for a grant to support the purchase of whole-food plant-based foods or ingredients for their event.
Explore Real Life Stories of Lifestyle Medicine Learning on Campus
Are you curious to learn from some of ACLM’s most influential leaders in lifestyle medicine?
Follow this link to find Trainee-led interviews with real practitioners and hear about their personal and professional journeys within the field of LM!
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