Table 1: Integration of Medical Nutrition and Disease content across the medical school curriculum to meet LCME standards.

Content titleMedical school courseYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 4

Chapter 1Overview of nutrition assessment in clinical careBiochemistryx
History takingx
Physical examx

Case  1Obesity and metabolic syndromeCardiovascularx
Medicinexx
Family medicinexx

Case  2Bariatric surgery and obesitySurgeryxx

Chapter 2Vitamin, minerals, and dietary supplementsBiochemistryx
Pharmacologyx

Case  1Iron deficiency anemia in womenHem/oncology x
Medicinexx
Family medicinexx

Case  2Drug-herb interaction with St. John’s wortPharmacologyxx

Case  3Nutrient deficiencies and lead poisoning in childrenPharmacologyx
Pediatricsxx

Chapter 3Pregnancy and lactationEndo/reproductionx
OB/gynecologyxx

Case  1Prevention of neural tube defectsEmbryologyx
Biochemistryx
OB/gynecologyxx

Case  2Encouraging breast feedingEndo/reproductionx
Pediatricsxx
OB/gynecologyxx

Chapter 4Infants, children, and adolescentsPediatricsxxx

Case  1Overweight child with insulin resistanceBiochemistryx
Endocrinologyxxx
Pediatricsxx

Case  2Malnutrition and refeeding syndrome in childrenPediatricsxx
Surgeryxx

Case  3Eating disorder in adolescent athletePsychiatryxx
Pediatricsxx

Chapter 5Older adultsMedicine/geriatricsxx
Family medicinexx

Case  1Depression and malnutritionPsychiatryxxx
Geriatricsxx

Case  2Macular degenerationOphthalmologyxx
Geriatricsxx

Case  3Menopause and weight gainMedicine/geriatricsxx
Family medicinexx

Chapter 6Cardiovascular diseaseCardiovascularx
Medicine/cardiologyxx
Family medicinexx

Case  1Disorders of lipid metabolismCardiovascular x
Medicine/Cardiologyxx
Family medicinexx

Case  2Hypertension and lifestyle modificationsCardiovascular x
Medicine/cardiologyxx
Family medicinexx

Case  3Metabolic syndrome and LP(a) genetic defect in Asian Indian manGeneticsx
Cardiovascularx
Medicine/cardiologyxx
Family medicinexx

Chapter 7Gastrointestinal diseaseGastroenterologyx
Medicine/GIxx
Family medicinexx

Case  1Alcohol and vitamin deficienciesBiochemistryx
Physiologyx
Medicine/GIxx
Family medicinexx

Case  2MalabsorptionGastroenterologyx
Surgery/GIxx

Case  3Celiac diseaseGastroenterologyx
Medicine/GIxx
Family medicinexx
Pediatricsxx

Chapter 8Endocrine diseaseEndocrinologyx
Medicine/endocrinexx
Family medicinexx
Pediatricsxx

Case  1Type 1 diabetes and diabetic ketoacidosisBiochemistryx
Endocrinologyx
Medicine/endocrinexx
Family medicinexx
Pediatricsxx

Case  2Type 2 diabetesEndocrinologyx
Medicine/endocrinexx
Family medicinexx
Pediatricsxx

Case  3Polycystic ovarian syndromeEndo/reproductionx
Medicine/endocrinexx
Family medicinexx
Pediatricsxx
OB/gynecologyxx

Chapter 9Pulmonary diseasePulmonaryx
Medicine/pulmonaryxx
Family medicinexx
Pediatricsxx

Case  1Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseasePulmonaryx
Medicine/pulmonaryxx
Family Medicinexx
Pediatricsxx

Case  2Obstructive sleep apnea and metabolic syndromePulmonaryx
Medicine/pulmonaryxx
Family medicinexx
Pediatricsxx

Case  3Cystic fibrosisPulmonaryx
Medicine/pulmonaryxx
Family medicinexx
Pediatricsxx

Chapter 10Renal diseaseNephrologyx
Medicinexx
Family medicinexx

Case  1Chronic renal failure advancing to dialysisNephrologyx
Medicinexx
Family medicinexx

Chapter 11Cancer prevention and treatmentHem/oncologyx
Medicinexx
Family medicinexx

Case  1Prevention of colon cancerPathologyxx
Hem/oncologyx
Medicinexx
Family medicinexx

Chapter 12Enteral nutrition supportSurgeryxx
Medicine/geriatricsxx

Case  1Esophageal cancer and enteral feedingHem/oncologyxx
Surgeryxx

Chapter 13Parenteral nutrition supportSurgeryxx
Critical care/ICUx

Case  1Colon cancer and postoperative careHem/oncologyxx
Critical care/ICUxx

Source: Lisa Hark, PhD, RD; Darwin Deen, MD, MS; and Gail Morrison, MD, 2015. All rights reserved.