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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. Click here for an overview 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 and White Internal Medicine Residency

   Providence Family Medicine Residency

   St Luke's University Health Network - Anderson Campus; Easton, Pennsylvania
      -Family Medicine Residency
     -
Internal Medicine Residency

   UCSD Preventive Medicine Residency

LMRC Beta Version Sites (2018-Current)
   Florida State University College of Medicine Family Medicine Residency at Lee Health

   Greenville Health System and University of South Carolina School of Medicine –Greenville
     -
Family Medicine Residency
     -
Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship

   Loma Linda University
     -
Family Medicine Residency
     -
Preventive Medicine Residency
     -
Family and Preventive Medicine Combined Residency

   University of Texas- Rio Grande Valley Preventive Medicine Residency (Year 1 Only with Subsequent Closure)


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 May 31st, 2019 will be for implementation in the 2020-2021 Residency Academic Year.
Apply today!


Past Webinar on the Lifestyle Medicine Residency Curriculum

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018
LMEd Host: Dennis Muscato, MS

Guest Presenters from Family and Preventive Medicine Residencies:

  • Tonya Cramer, MD, MPH from Loma Linda University Health
  • Janani Krishnaswami, MD, MPH from University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • Bobby Masocol, MD from Greenville Health System and University of South Carolina School of Medicine
  • Jennifer Dalrymple, DO from Florida State University College of Medicine

Synopsis: The Lifestyle Medicine Residency Curriculum (LMRC) is a comprehensive, applicable, and flexible curriculum designed for integrated implementation into medical residency programs. 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. On Tuesday, November 6th, join the webinar presenters to learn more about the Residency Curriculum and its rollout in 2019. The webinar is free and includes a Q and A period. Registration is required to participate.

Click here to view/download Powerpoint.
Click here to view the recorded webinar.
Click here to view a list of frequently asked questions


The LMRC has a requirement for 40 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, 40-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 40-hour ITLC requirement. For more information, please refer to the CHIP flyer. For more information and to register, please visit online.chiphealth.com/lmrc