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Lifestyle Medicine Core Competencies: 2022 UpdateAJLM CME/CE Article Quiz Volume 16, Issue 6

Learning Objectives
1. List the lifestyle medicine competency sections
2. Recognize the focus of current lifestyle medicine competencies
3. Identify the lifestyle medicine competencies
4. Map lifestyle medicine competencies to their respective sections
1 Credit CME

The lifestyle medicine core competencies were developed by a committee of physicians from several medical specialties to provide guidance on the knowledge and skills needed for physicians to provide high quality lifestyle interventions that optimize chronic disease outcomes. These competencies were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in 2010 and used as the foundation for the first lifestyle medicine course and for the lifestyle medicine board certification examination. In the ensuing years, interest in the field and application has expanded to a variety of health professionals. With evolution of the lifestyle medicine evidence-base, the competencies have been updated. This article sums up the changes in their organization and content. Regular updates are anticipated to align with the ongoing scientific studies and evolution of the field.

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Rush University Medical Center designates this Enduring Material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Rush University Medical Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 nursing contact hour.

Rush University Medical Center is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Upon completion of this activity, learners will receive 1.00 ANCC contact hour(s).


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