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Lifestyle Medicine

Starting with the 2020-2021 academic year, the Lifestyle Medicine Distinction Track Program will not be accepting new students. Current M3 and M2 students will complete their Tracks and receive recognition in their Dean’s letter upon graduation. Going forward, our curriculum refresh will include strategic integration of select content into the core curriculum.

The Lifestyle Medicine curriculum prepares future physicians to become frontline advocates for healthy lifestyle behaviors in their patients and communities through the effective application of Lifestyle Medicine principles. Students learn how to effectively use evidence-based Lifestyle Medicine to prevent and treat chronic diseases that include obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and some forms of cancer.


  1. Use Lifestyle Medicine practice, tools and resources to facilitate behavior change interventions.
  2. Apply Lifestyle Medicine evidence-based literature and practice to help patients and their families manage and sustain behavior change.
  3. Evaluate processes and patient’s outcomes to improve effectiveness of patient care using Lifestyle Medicine.
  4. Develop quality improvement initiatives in Lifestyle Medicine for patient care.
  5. Care for patients through collaboration with a Lifestyle Medicine-focused, inter-professional team






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