The University of Kentucky’s Interdisciplinary CAM Curriculum Model project seeks to integrate CAM knowledge and interdisciplinary care skills into existing curricula of the Colleges of Medicine and Health Sciences; enhance the development of critical thinking skills for learners; and develop CAM practitioners to teach and precept.
- For Trainees—Improve the knowledge, skills and attitudes of medical, resident, continuing education and health professions trainees for competent incorporation of CAM information into patient care, including multidisciplinary care with CAM practitioners. Outcomes include: Discuss CAM applications for disease and health; recognize the impact of their own health beliefs and practices on care and treatment recommendations made to patients; and communicate with patients appropriately regarding CAM.
- For Curriculum Implementation—Incorporate CAM information into the curriculum, including identifying opportunities for CAM integration and using EBM principles to select and deliver course content. Outcomes include: Integrate CAM knowledge and skills across the curriculum; and deliver CAM content in an evidence-based fashion.
- For CAM Practitioners—Identify and train CAM practitioners to lecture, give labs, precept and provide multidisciplinary care. Outcomes include: Apply EBM principles to CAM modality; learn common precepting skills; and teach CAM content in an evidence-based fashion.