Nutrition Knowledge of Medical Graduates

Marigold Castillo, Ronald Feinstein, Martin Fisher


Obesity continues to be a growing problem today. Specifically, childhood obesity has become one of the most critical public health challenges of this time. Increased weight and poor health lead to higher medical costs, thus, efforts must be made to deal with this problem. This research highlight discusses a study that assessed the nutrition knowledge of medical/osteopathic school graduates entering a pediatric residency program and compares it to the knowledge of previous medical graduates found in the literature.   It is imperative that medical education continue to incorporate clinical nutrition education in medical school and beyond because it has been shown that the dedicated time has a beneficial effect on the nutrition knowledge of medical students.

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