IU School of Medicine

Elective Title: 93YF720 — HEALTHY LIFESTYLE AND FITNESS IN MEDICINE

Description:

Obesity is affecting people from all ages and backgrounds in this country and is increasing the cost of health care by been linked directly to multiple illness such as Coronary Artery disease, Diabetes, Hypertension, Obesity, Osteoarthritis, Depression, Reflux, to name a few. It is our responsibility as physicians to guide patients on achieving a healthy lifestyle by proper diet and an exercises routine. This is a 4 week experience in Indianapolis with focus on introducing The American College of Preventive Medicine lifestyle medicine competencies to students and residents which includes: 1)Leadership, 2)Knowledge, 3)Assessment Skills, 4)Management Skills, 5)Use of Office and Community Support. During this course the student will have interaction with Family Medicine providers that interact with patient reaching goals of proper nutrition and physical activity to promote health and wellness, but also interact with nutritionist and fitness instructors to acquire the skills for proper counseling and promotion of health. There is a chance for the student to interact with other learners such as Sport science and nutrition students.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Miranda Benson, Student Education Coordinator (fammeded@iupui.edu)

Director: Ruben H. Mondragon, M.D.

Campus: Indianapolis

Location: IU/Methodist Family Medicine Center, IU Health Physicians Family Medicine One America Tower, IU Health Methodist hospital, IU Health University Hospital (Indianapolis)

Other Faculty: Tamika Dawson, MD

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Demonstrate appropriate use of the dietary and exercises guidelines as foundation to medical care, disease prevention and health promotion (Dietary Guidelines by US Department of Health and Human Services) (MK7)
  • 2) Apply motivational interview skills that physicians engage with patients and family for positive behaviors changes (ISC2)
  • 3) Perform history and physical examination specific to lifestyle-related health status including lifestyle

Assessment

  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Students will be assess by direct observation during the clinical encounters and a final Case presentation on the treatment plan and results for a selected patient trying to achieve healthy lifestyle measured by improvement on their wellness, increase on their activity level or keeping a good dietary plan to achieve healthy weight).

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th Year

Availability with Max Students per Month:

JuneJulyAugSeptOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMay
001220012200

Duty Hours: 40

Time Distribution: 40% Clinical; 40% Lecture/Seminar; 20% Library/Research

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Students will need to directly contact Course Director Ruben Hernandez ruhernan@iupui.edu Miranda Benson fammeded@iupui.edu This course location is Indianapolis only, no housing provided

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: Yes

Skills Description: The student will have the opportunity to work with Dietitians, Fitness specialists (Exercises Science).

Service Learning Included: None