Medical Schools Using the Health meets Food Culinary Medicine Curriculum

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Over 55 medical schools, residency programs, and nursing schools have adopted Health meets Food Culinary Medicine curriculum.

To discuss using the Health meets Food Culinary Medicine Curriculum at your medical school, residency program, nursing school, or other allied health professional program, contact Timothy S. Harlan, MD, FACP, CCMS at drgourmet@culinarymedicine.org.


Erie Community College / Jacobs School of Medicine

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George Washington University School of Medicine

The Culinary Medicine elective is offered during the fall and spring semester to third- and fourth-year medical students and provides students the skills  to teach patients how to incorporate healthy eating for the prevention and treatment of disease. More information »


Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

The Culinary Medicine program was brought to the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine by Dr. Beth Dollinger. It launched in 2013 and has grown steadily over the last seven years. For medical students it provides… More information »


Medical College of Virginia

VCU began offering Culinary Medicine programming in the 2018 – 2019 academic year.  The course is taught at the Health Brigade but moved to the new kitchens at the J. Sargent Reynolds Community College in the Spring or 2020. More information »


North Texas University Health Science Center

An Inter-professional Culinary Medicine Education initiative between the TCU Department of Nutritional Sciences and the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC), in collaboration with University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Moncrief Cancer Institute in Fort Worth launched in 2013.  More information »


Ohio State University School of Medicine

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Penn State University School of Medicine

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Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

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Rutgers University School of Medicine RWJ Campus

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Texas Christian University

An Inter-professional Culinary Medicine Education initiative between the TCU Department of Nutritional Sciences and the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC), in collaboration with University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Moncrief Cancer Institute in Fort Worth launched in 2013.  More information »


Tulane University School of Medicine – Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine

Tulane University started its culinary medicine initiative in 2012 becoming the first medical school to have a chef on faculty and a dedicated teaching kitchen. The Health meets Food curriculum was first piloted for medical students at Tulane University in 2012. In 2013.   More information »


University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences

Culinary Medicine programming launched in 2016 under the leadership of Dean Streiffer and Dr. Linda Knol.  Now moving into their 4th year with elective programming for 3rd and 4th year medical students led by Dr. Jennifer Clem… More information »


University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Under direction from the Chancellor and led by Dr. Gloria Richard-Davis, UAMS has rapidly created a comprehensive University-wide Culinary Medicine program. More information »


University of California – Irvine

Programming was launched in the 2016 – 2017 academic year. Culinary Medicine is offered as an elective with 18 medical students in each cohort. More information »


University of Central Florida College of Medicine

The programming for the medical students now includes the 8-module elective along with Module 10 – Cancer Nutrition, Module 20 – Geriatric Nutrition and Module 33 – Systemic Approach to Obesity. There is continued expansion of community programming.   More information »


University of Chicago: Pritzker School of Medicine

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University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

The Culinary Medicine elective is offered during the spring semester to fourth-year medical students and provides students the skills to teach patients how to incorporate healthy eating for the prevention and treatment of disease. The Culinary Medicine elective using the Health meets Food programming.


University of Mississippi Medical College

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University of New Mexico School of Medicine

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University of Oklahoma

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University of South Alabama College of Medicine

Programming was offered to medical students starting in the 2015 – 2016 academic year at the Mitchell Cancer Institute. The courseware was offered in cohorts of 16 with two groups that year. More information »


University of South Carolina Columbia & FoodShare

Programming is run by the nonprofit entity, FoodShare South Carolina, housed by the University Of South Carolina Of Medicine and closely affiliated with Prisma Health.  More information »


University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville

Culinary Medicine and the Health meets Food courseware was implemented as part of the lifestyle medicine track two years ago.  There was an increase in applications by 60% for this academic year. More information »


The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Culinary Medicine was originally offered to a group of 16 medical students without credit in 2016 (second-year students only) and again in 2017 (first- and second-year students) under the direction of Dr. Joan Han and Healthy Lifestyle Clinic team.  More information »


University of Texas at Houston

Culinary Medicine programming using the Health meets Food courseware is offered as an elective to fourth year medical students.  Interest is quite high with the ability to accommodate 40 students per year.  There are, however, over 100 students on the waiting list to enroll in the elective.   More information »


University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio

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University of Texas Southwestern + Moncrief Cancer Institute

UT Southwestern and the Moncrief Cancer Institute were the first partner-site to launch Health meets Food courseware.  They have led the way by making the student elective interdisciplinary, and the RD facilitator supervises several dietetic interns each semester.  The program offered open enrollment in 2019 to quantify the degree of interest, and 94 first-year medical students enrolled.  More information »


Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Culinary Medicine programming was offered in the 2018 – 2019 academic year as a pilot to second year medical students with a high participation rate — all 60 students signed up. The pilot was launched as an inter-disciplinary activity and had high satisfaction amongst students. More information »


Weil Cornell School of Medicine

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West Virginia University School of Medicine

We wanted to teach nutrition of healthy eating, and also teach the medical students how to prepare the food so they could pass practical information along to patients.  The program aims to teach skills that will provide young physicians with the knowledge, techniques and self-assurance needed to speak about diet and exercise. More information »


Western University of Health Sciences

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