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Inner City Community Oriented Primary Care to Improve Medical Student Skills and Combat Obesity

Title: Inner City Community Oriented Primary Care to Improve Medical Student Skills and Combat Obesity.
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Name(s): Rodríguez, Jose, author
Fornari, Alice, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2006
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Background: Efforts to increase medical student knowledge regarding obesity are needed in medical school curriculum. This article examines a third year medical student intervention utilizing obesity group visits. Description: In our third-year family medicine clerkship, we implemented the Health not Cosmetics pilot intervention as part of a Community Oriented Primary Care experience. The intervention consisted of weekly group visits run by third and fourth year medical students to teach lifestyle modification. To evaluate the intervention, medical students filled out an anonymous departmental evaluation form and patients were surveyed using a short questionnaire during a group visit. Evaluation: Medical students rated the intervention as meeting or exceeding expectations and as improving Community Oriented Primary Care skills, especially in the following areas: identifying community needs, participating in an intervention, collecting data and presenting results. Patients adopted more active lifestyles and healthier eating habits. Conclusion: This intervention was well received by medical students and patients.
Identifier: FSU_migr_fmr-0002 (IID)
Keywords: obesity, medical curriculum, health, intervention study
Note: Originally published in Medical Education Online eISSN 1087-2981 This journal is published under the terms of the Creative'>http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/">Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported License. Responsible editor: David J Solomon.
Citation: Rodríguez, J. E., & Fornari, A. B. (2006). Inner City Community Oriented Primary Care to Improve Medical Student Skills and Combat Obesity. Medical Education, 1-4.
Subject(s): Community health services
Medicine, Preventive
Education -- Curricula
Social aspects
Dietetics
Nutrition
Medical education
Medical sciences
Public health
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_fmr-0002
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Family Medicine and Rural Health Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: Medical Education Online.
Issue: 33, 11

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Rodríguez, J., & Fornari, A. (2006). Inner City Community Oriented Primary Care to Improve Medical Student Skills and Combat Obesity. Medical Education Online. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_fmr-0002