The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) debuts a Lifestyle Medicine course syllabus available for distribution to medical schools and other academic health institutions. The free syllabus is based on the work of ACLM Board Member Beth P. Frates, MD, who in 2014 created a course in Lifestyle Medicine presented at Harvard Extension School. The popularity of the course led to the crafting of a syllabus that can be widely distributed to other health care institutions, organizations, and schools. The syllabus is adaptable to a variety of educational environments, including undergraduate studies, master level course, medical school, residency, nursing school, physical therapy programs, occupational therapy programs, nutrition education courses, health and wellness coaching, and exercise and fitness programs, notes a media release from ACLM. “The syllabus represents the work of an entire team whose goal was to supply a foundation for a lifestyle medicine course on which instructors and professors can build and personalize for their individual needs,” says Frates, in the release. “My goal is to share my work, experience, research and teachings so that others can benefit from it. We want to spread the good word of Lifestyle Medicine, so the more professors and teachers who have this syllabus as a template the more likely it is that they will be able to teach a course on this important subject.” “Physicians historically have not been taught the foundational elements of Lifestyle Medicine in school, so tools such as this syllabus are crucial,” adds ACLM president-elect Dexter Shurney, MD, MBA, MPH, FACLM, in the release. [Source(s): American College of Lifestyle Medicine, PRWeb]