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The Wall Street Journal article highlights School of Medicine Greenville lifestyle medicine programs

A recent feature article in The Wall Street Journal explores how current efforts to include a lifestyle medicine component in medical school and residency programs will benefit patients and highlights the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville as a leader in medical-school curricula and innovation.  

The article, published April 12, references the School of Medicine Greenville’s unique lifestyle medicine curriculum, as well as Exercise is Medicine Greenville® (EIMG®), a community program founded in 2016 and pioneering a partnership between SOMG, Prisma Health, and YMCA of Greenville.

The article quotes School of Medicine Greenville lifestyle medicine students and Dr. Jennifer Trilk, Professor at SOMG and director of the lifestyle medicine program.

“Incorporating lifestyle medicine into medical-school curricula can resolve the inadequacies that exist in preparing physicians for the growing challenge of chronic disease,” says Dr. Trilk in the article.  

The article covers how educators are increasingly weaving principles focusing on nutrition, exercise and other healthy behaviors into the core curriculum of medical education, with a focus on preventing chronic, but often preventable, conditions.

Awareness of lifestyle medicine has grown exponentially over the past two to three years. The growing field of lifestyle medicine focuses on wellness, striving to be a resource for better patient health and life. The USC School of Medicine Greenville is the first U.S. medical school to fully incorporate education in nutrition, physical activity, behavior change and self-care into all four years of the medical school curriculum.

The School of Medicine Greenville is an innovator in the field with its open-source LMEd lifestyle medicine curriculum. 

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