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.

LMRC FAQ

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

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

Complete the brief Interest Form* to tell us more about your program and we will be in touch.

INTEREST FORM

*If you are interested in becoming a site for the LMRC and a Lifestyle Medicine Board Eligible residency for the 2021-2022 residency academic year, please fill out the following form by March 15, 2021. All forms accepted after March 15, 2021 will be eligible for LMRC implementation in the 2022-2023 residency academic year.

 

Family Medicine Residency Leader LM2020 Scholarship Application


The American College of Lifestyle Medicine is pleased to offer fifty (50) first-come-first-serve LM2020 conference scholarships for Family Medicine Residency Directors, Associate Directors, and Faculty. Scholarships are available to these Family Medicine residency leaders that are interested in learning more about Lifestyle Medicine and in potentially implementing the Lifestyle Medicine Residency Curriculum program at their residency site. Scholarships are limited to one per residency site. Questions? Contact us at LMRC@lifestylemedicine.org

 

SCHOLARSHIP

Upcoming Webinar on the Lifestyle Medicine Residency Curriculum Implementation

Thursday, Sept 24th, 1:00 pm CT (GMT-5)

 




 

Lifestyle Medicine Residency Curriculum Implementation | Brenda Rea, MD, DrPH, PT, RD, DipABLM, FACLMSylvia Cramer, DrPH, DipACLM

Join us for a webinar as we describe how the Lifestyle Medicine Residency Curriculum fits within the overall spectrum of Lifestyle Medicine education and certification. We will share the history of the LMRC along with the framework needed for successful implementation. Lastly, we will discuss the shared benefits of incorporating the LMRC into your residency site and end the webinar with time allocated to answer questions live.

  1. Describe how the LMRC fits within the overall spectrum of Lifestyle Medicine education, training and certification
  2. Review the history of the LMRC
  3. Discuss the framework needed for successful implementation of the LMRC
  4. Share the strengths, challenges, and benefits of the LMRC

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.

LMRC Implemented

Loma Linda University Health  ★

Internal Medicine Residency
2018 | Loma Linda, CA

St. Luke’s University Health Network - Anderson  ★

Internal Medicine Residency 
2019 | Bethlehem, PA

Baylor Scott & White Health  ★

Internal Medicine Residency
2019 | Temple, TX

 

Spectrum Health  ★

Internal Medicine Residency 
2020 | Grand Rapids, MI

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center  ★

Internal Medicine Residency
2020 | Chicago, IL

 

The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education ★

Internal Medicine Residency 
2020 | Scranton, PA

 

Kaiser Permanente, Northern California - Santa Clara ★

Internal Medicine Residency 
2020 | Santa Clara, CA

Florida State University College of Medicine   

Family Medicine Residency at Lee Health 
2018 | Tallahassee, FL

Loma Linda University Health  

Family Medicine Residency 
2018 | Loma Linda, CA

 

Mountain Area Health Education Center  

Family Medicine Residency 
2020 | Asheville, NC

 

Providence  ★

Family Medicine Residency
2019 | Spokane, WA

 

Aviva Health & CHI Mercy Health  

Family Medicine Residency 
2020 | Roseburg, OR

 

South Baldwin Regional Medical Center  

Family Medicine Residency 
2020 | Foley, AL

 

University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine ★

Family Medicine Residency 
2020 | Tulsa, OK

University of Wyoming ★

Family Medicine Residency 
2020 | Casper, WY

 

Prisma Health - Upstate/University of South Carolina School of Medicine  ★

Family Medicine Residency 
2018 | Greenville, SC

 

St Luke's University Health Network - Anderson ★

Family Medicine Residency
2019 | Bethlehem, PA

Baylor Scott & White Health  

Family Medicine Residency 
2019 | Round Rock, TX

Spectrum Health   

Family Medicine Residency 
2020 | Grand Rapids, MI

 

The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education  

Family Medicine Residency 
2020 | Scranton, PA

Loma Linda University Health  

Preventive Medicine Residency 
2018 | Loma Linda, CA

 

University of California San Diego ★

Preventive Medicine Residency 
2019 | San Diego, CA

University of Mississippi Medical Center ★

Preventive Medicine Residency 
2019 | Jackson, MS

 

The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education  

 

Spectrum Health   

Pediatrics Residency 
Cardiology Fellowship

2020 | Grand Rapids, MI


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 online.chiphealth.com/lmrc