In 1991, the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri, initiated a wellness program for its first- and second-year medical students. The program was based on the concept that to practice and promote preventive medicine, students must first understand and integrate wellness practices and theory into their own lives. With nearly 11 years of experience, the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine offers a wellness program to its students that addresses areas of their personal, professional, and physical development of mind, body, and spirit. Voluntary student participation has been exceptional, and research at KCOM was initiated to determine to what extent the program was working to modify the wellness of its medical students.
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