LIFESTYLE MEDICINE - Lifestyle medicine is a medical specialty that uses therapeutic lifestyle interventions as a primary modality to treat chronic conditions including, but not limited to, cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, and obesity. Applying the six pillars of Lifestyle Medicine –-a whole-food, plant-predominant eating pattern, physical activity, restorative sleep, stress management, avoidance of risky substances and positive social connections - also provides effective prevention and reversal of these conditions.
Thanks to the enthusiasm and interest of our residents, Crozer Family Medicine Residency is proud to offer the Lifestyle Medicine Residency Curriculum to our residents in training. This curriculum is embedded into our FM residency and is driven by resident involvement every step of the way. With the support of our embedded behavioral health team, our on-site dieticians, and our activity coach, residents have many great resources to share with patients to move them along their health journey.
Would you like to learn practical tips for plant-based cooking, attend afternoon learning sessions during group walks, and learn evidence-based ways to reverse disease so that you can potentially take patients off their chronic medications? Then this curriculum is right for you.
Upon completion of the educational and practicum components of the LMRC, residents qualify to sit for the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine certification exam. Prevention and lifestyle interventions has always been the initial step for patients with lifestyle related chronic disease. Now you will have the tools to confidently address these approaches with evidence-based therapeutic interventions.