Lifestyle Medicine Interest Groups

According to the AAMC, Lifestyle Medicine is one of the newest medical specialties. Trainees help spread the word about Lifestyle Medicine by starting Lifestyle Medicine Interest Groups (LMIG) and hosting community events. The establishment of an LMIG cultivates multi-institutional, student-initiated programming that supports healthy habits for students, faculty, as well as the local community. ACLM’s Trainees have started student-led, faculty-supported groups across the country and have been instrumental in advocating for curriculum reform. LMIGs are the perfect way to connect, share ideas, collaborate on projects and learn how to practice Lifestyle Medicine.

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Apply to establish a new LMIG!

How to get started:

  1. Find a faculty advisor
    • Having trouble? Search our membership directory  to see if there are any faculty at your institution who share your passion for Lifestyle Medicine
  2. Review the LMIG Toolkit
  3. Learn more
    • Read: Interest Group Implementation  
  4. Gather a group of interested peers to serve in leadership positions (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Social Media Manager)
  5. Apply for one of our orientation cohorts (July, October, March)

Orientation Details:

Orientations will be held in March, July and October of 2021. The orientation process will allow regional groups to connect, share ideas, learn about event hosting and leadership best practices. At the end of the orientation, you will be equipped with all the tools and resources you need to maintain a strong Lifestyle Medicine Interest Group on your campus. 

 

Resources to help you get started:

 

LMIG Toolkit

Sample constitution

Social media guide

Taste of Lifestyle Medicine Micro-grants

ACLM is excited to offer all students and faculty members on health professional campuses an opportunity to serve plant-based foods at Lifestyle Medicine educational events, study sessions, documentary viewings, and campus gatherings through our Taste of Lifestyle Medicine micro-grants. These $50-250 grants are easy to apply for and can be awarded up to four times per year or up to $1000 of plant-based food. So get creative, plan your next series of culinary events, and let us pick up the tab!

Grant Application

Free Budget and Menu (coming soon)

Event Host Guide

Lecture Resources

Intro

Exercise

Nutrition

Behavior Change
 


 

 Get cooking inspiration by downloading our new and complimentary Culinary Medicine Curriculum based on the foundational work of  Michelle Hauser, MD, MS, MPA, FACLM, Chef. 

LMIG Officer Resources

Required Surveys:

Semester report survey - Student leaders

Semester report survey - Faculty advisors

Event host documentation survey

LMIG officer information survey

Future LMIG event invitation survey

Description:
Over 80% of U. S health care costs can be attributed to the treatment of chronic diseases rooted in unhealthy lifestyle behaviors. However, topics like nutrition, physical activity, or stress management are not typically covered in medical or health professional training. ACLM aims to alter this dynamic by equipping students with the knowledge and clinical skills to prevent, treat and reverse chronic disease through counseling and empowering patients to adopt healthy habits. This webinar reviews the spectrum of Lifestyle Medicine educational opportunities, member benefits, engagement, and advocacy opportunities available to students and trainees through the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.
Learning Objectives:
  1. Present opportunities of engagement within the Lifestyle Medicine community
  2. Review the full spectrum of Lifestyle Medicine education opportunities from bachelor degrees through fellowship programs
  3. Discuss actionable steps that students can take to advocate for the inclusion of Lifestyle Medicine at their academic institution
  4. Showcase how two trainees successfully pursued a career in Lifestyle Medicine

Trainee Executive Board

Join the dedicated members of the ACLM Trainee Executive Board while gaining leadership, networking, marketing, and development skills. Applications for the 2021 Executive Board are accepted until November 30th, 2020. Each position is dedicated to supporting the expansion of Lifestyle Medicine Interest Groups - through sharing their activity and events on social media, developing practical educational materials, and working to establish new LMIGs. 

Apply here

Academic Programs

ACLM excited to be able to connect Trainees with leading academic institutions that are implementing Lifestyle Medicine education. Whether you are are looking for a bachelor's program, master's or doctorate degree program, medical school, or residency, you can start your search here! 

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Mentorship sessions

The American College of Lifestyle Medicine is excited to be hosting monthly, virtual mentorship sessions for students and trainees interested in the transformative power of Lifestyle Medicine.

Upcoming & Past Sessions

Taste of Lifestyle Medicine Micro-grants

ACLM is excited to offer all students and faculty members on health professional campuses an opportunity to serve plant-based foods at Lifestyle Medicine educational events, study sessions, documentary viewings, and campus gatherings through our Taste of Lifestyle Medicine micro-grants. These $50-250 grants are easy to apply for and can be awarded up to four times per year or up to $1000 of plant-based food. So get creative, plan your next series of culinary events, and let us pick up the tab!

Grant Application

Free Budget and Menu (coming soon)

Reach out to us at lmig@lifestylemedicine.org with any questions