The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog is intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at www.Vicus.com, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

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    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    AMSA makes recommendations to integrate CAM into medical education

    The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) Foundation has completed a pilot study designed to develop a curriculum for including CAM training in MD and DO programs nationwide.

    The money quotes from AMSA follow.

    “Because of the widespread use of CAM by patients, and the growing scientific evidence that certain CAM therapies are more effective than orthodox alternatives, CAM education must be integrated into medical education in allopathic and osteopathic schools in the near future.”

    “Medical school educators and administrators have steadily expanded and restructured the curriculum over the past 30 years as new innovations and evidence have emerged? It is now time that the curricula nationwide recognize the importance and pervasiveness of CAM in the medical system already. Schools must recognize the demand and importance of making future doctors aware of new techniques and other paradigms of healing, which are used by healthcare providers in other parts of the world.”

    The AMSA has been a proponent of expanding the MD and DO curricula to incorporate CAM. Related posts are here and here.

    9/2/07 22:18 JR

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