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Educational Development for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (EDCAM)

American Medical Student Association Foundation
1902 Association Drive
Reston, VA 20191
United States

The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) Foundation’s Educational Development for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (EDCAM) project focuses on the development, promotion, and dissemination of CAM education curricula and programs at allopathic and osteopathic medical institutions. As a national organization of medical students, AMSA is uniquely positioned to increase medical students’ awareness of and proficiency in CAM and preventive health. With its panel of experts and consultants, AMSA is implementing a pilot CAM curriculum adapted by six different medical schools over the five-year grant period. The curriculum is a compendium of needs, requests, and demands for education compiled from a dozen national initiatives for curriculum, as well as recommendations from evidence-based educators. One of the other major EDCAM projects includes organizing and convening an annual CAM Leadership Training Program for 20 medical students. The third part of the EDCAM initiative provides for the creation of a national resource center available to all medical students, educators and professionals to learn more about CAM. Active sharing of resources is conducted through AMSA’s large network of communications: the organization’s Website,, The New Physician magazine, listserves, newsletters and international and regional conventions as well as through other health professions student organizations.


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