UofSC School of Medicine Greenville Launches Lifestyle Medicine Program | News

GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) – The University of South Carolina School of Medicine (UofSC SOM) Greenville has announced the launch of a Lifestyle Medicine Education (LMEd) program.

The university said it was the first medical school in the nation to fully integrate lifestyle medicine training into all four years of its undergraduate program. Lifestyle medicine training includes education in the following areas:

  • Nutrition
  • Physical activity
  • Sleep hygiene
  • Smoking cessation
  • Social Connectivity
  • Health behavior change
  • Self-care, including resilience

Through its clinical partnership with Prisma Health-Upstate, UofSC SOM Greenville said it is dedicated to introducing students to the latest in real-world patient care.

The university said: “The purpose of implementing lifestyle medicine in the program is to promote self-care and resilience among the student body as they retain themselves in school, and to that students pass on this knowledge to their future patients.”

We are told that LMEd’s vision is that all American clinical students will be trained in lifestyle medicine to prevent and treat chronic lifestyle diseases.

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