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The Lifestyle Medicine Residency Curriculum (LMRC)

The LMRC is a comprehensive, applicable and flexible curriculum designed for integrated implementation into medical residency programs.  Driven by resident involvement, the curriculum has included residents in every aspect of its creation. The curriculum is designed to be deliverable by residents to their peers, who become a local resource for Lifestyle Medicine information. The educational component includes 40 hours of in-person didactic material along with 60 hours of asynchronous application with application activities designed to be presented and completed over a 2-year time period. The practicum component enables residents to clearly demonstrate ongoing exposure to and use of the principles of lifestyle medicine in the clinical setting with patients. Upon completion of both the educational and practicum components of the curriculum, residents will be qualified for the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine certification exam.


Interested in Integrating the Lifestyle Medicine Residency Curriculum into your residency?

Do you want to become a Lifestyle Medicine Board Eligible residency program?

Applications submitted after March 15th, 2020 will be for implementation in the 2021-2022 Residency Academic Year.
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Past Webinar on the Lifestyle Medicine Residency Curriculum Implementation

September 25, 2019

Featured Speakers:

  • Brenda Rea MD, DrPH, PT, RD, DipABLM Executive Director @Lifestyle Medicine Residency Curriculum
  • Tonya Cramer MD, MPH, DipABLM Program Director @Lifestyle Medicine Residency Curriculum

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how the LMRC fits within the overall spectrum of Lifestyle Medicine education, training and certification.
  • Review the history of the LMRC pilot version and provide an update on the LMRC version 1.0 debut.
  • Discuss the framework needed for successful implementation of the LMRC.
  • Share the strengths, challenges, and benefits of the LMRC.

After an application and interview process of many outstanding programs providing leadership in Lifestyle Medicine, the residencies that have been chosen to implement the LMRC are listed below:

LMRC Version 1.0 Sites (2019-Current) 
   Baylor Scott & White Internal Medicine Residency
   Providence Family Medicine Residency
   St Luke's University Health Network - Anderson Campus; Easton, Pennsylvania
-Family Medicine Residency
-Internal Medicine Residency
   University of California San Diego Preventive Medicine Residency
   University of Mississippi
Preventive Medicine Residency

LMRC Beta Version Sites (2018-Current)
   Florida State University College of Medicine Family Medicine Residency at Lee Health
   Loma Linda University
Family Medicine Residency
Preventive Medicine Residency
   Prisma Health - Upstate/University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville
Family Medicine Residency
Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship

The LMRC has a requirement for 20 hours of Intensive Therapeutic Lifestyle Change (ITLC) program participation and/or observation. Many residencies who adopted the LMRC struggle to find a means of meeting this requirement. In an effort to meet this need, we established a relationship with the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) to provide access to the online, 20-hour equivalent CHIP with incentivized pricing. Each participant, whether a resident, faculty or patient, is given access for 12 months with an assigned group facilitator/administrator per LMRC site to manage the experience. Upon completion of the entire program, participants will be given credit for the LMRC 20-hour ITLC requirement. For more information, please refer to the CHIP flyer. For more information and to register, please visit