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Medical Training to Achieve Competency in Lifestyle Counseling: An Essential Foundation for Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Diseases and Other Chronic Medical Conditions

  • Healthy lifestyles and behaviors are fundamental to preventing and treating heart disease and other chronic diseases; however, many medical education programs incorporate minimal lifestyle training in the medical training curriculum.
  • This Scientific Statement provides learning objectives to provide physicians-in-training with a foundation of knowledge and skills in behavior sciences, nutrition, physical activity, and smoking cessation.
  • Medical schools have the opportunity to shape global health by training physicians to focus on maintenance of good health as well as prevention and treatment of disease.
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Visit the American Heart Association’s Lifelong Learning Center for more information and a catalog of available continuing education courses.