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Evidence-Based Curriculum in Alternative Therapies

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Department of Family Medicine
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77555-1123
United States

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston’s Evidence-Based Curriculum in Alternative Therapies builds upon the University’s ethnic diversity to teach its medical and health profession students evidence-based CAM therapies and the communication skills necessary to discuss them to a wide audience. Initially focusing on first and second year medical students, CAM therapies are integrated into an existing problem-based Practice of Medicine course. Faculty CAM skills and awareness will also be boosted through continuing education courses and other faculty development activities. The curriculum also includes third and fourth year medical students in clerkships, electives, and selectives. In addition we teach other health profession students in allied health, nursing, and multiple specialty residencies. Extensive resources are posted to our website to document curricular offerings and to provide useful, evidence-based, reliable databases to respond to patient questions about CAM therapies.


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