The ACGME is pleased to present findings and resources from the Summit on Medical Education in Nutrition, held in collaboration with the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). These resources are an outcome of the February 12-14, 2023 meeting, which convened 100 physicians, members of ACGME, AACOM, and AAMC leadership, nutritionists, dieticians, and experts in nutrition to discuss strategies to ensure medical students, residents, and fellows are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to address nutrition during patient encounters. As a participant in the September 2022 White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health, the ACGME committed to developing and hosting the Nutrition Summit.
“The ACGME is committed to the national effort to address nutrition and health, and to enhance education of physicians in nutrition. I am grateful for the efforts of the experts we convened from across the medical education continuum and nutrition community to exchange ideas on how to more effectively integrate curriculum and experience in treating nutrition into physician education, and to ensure that physicians are prepared to recognize and address food insecurity in patients,” said ACGME President and CEO Thomas J. Nasca, MD, MACP.
Nutrition Summit deliberations, recommendations, and resources identified by attendees are now summarized in a proceedings paper that includes guidance for program directors and others who construct curriculum and educational experiences for residents and fellows. These considerations are not requirements, rather, they serve as a reflection of the thoughts of attendees, a roadmap for those planning curriculum, and an indication of the medical education community’s support for improving education in diet and nutrition, including recognition of food insecurity, and working with the community to ensure that patient food needs are met.
View these materials and other information about the ACGME’s commitment to addressing nutrition on the ACGME's Summit on Medical Education in Nutrition web page.