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International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health

Editor-in-Chief: Merrick, Joav

Editorial Board: Birch, Diana ML / Blum, Robert W. / Greydanus, MD, Dr. HC (Athens), Donald E. / Hardoff, Daniel / Kerr, Mike / Levy, Howard B / Morad, Mohammed / Omar, Hatim A. / de Paul, Joaquin / Rydelius, Per-Anders / Shek, Daniel T.L. / Sher, Leo / Silber, Tomas J. / Towns, Susan / Urkin, Jacob / Verhofstadt-Deneve, Leni / Zeltzer, Lonnie / Tenenbaum, Ariel


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Volume 28, Issue 4

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Basic nutrition knowledge of recent medical graduates entering a pediatric residency program

Marigold Castillo
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  • Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York, North Shore LIJ Health System, New Hyde Park, NY, United States of America
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Published Online: 2015-08-01 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijamh-2015-0019

Abstract

Objective:

This study assesses the basic nutritional knowledge of fourth year medical/osteopathic school graduates entering a pediatric residency program and compares the knowledge of the medical students to that of the patients and parents who completed the same survey previously.

Methods:

Medical and osteopathic school graduates entering a pediatric residency program completed an 18-question nutrition survey during resident orientation in June of 2011 and 2012.

Results:

The incoming interns averaged answering 52% of the questions correctly. Interns did better than both groups but the only statistically significant difference was between the interns and the non-eating disorder adolescents and their parents (p<0.001).

Conclusion:

Incoming residents to a pediatric residency program appear to be deficient in basic nutritional knowledge. With the ever increasing burden of obesity and its associated co-morbidities on society, it is imperative that medical education focuses on preparing physicians to appropriately counsel all populations on proper nutrition.

Keywords: medical graduates; nutrition knowledge; pediatric residency

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About the article

Received: 2015-03-17

Accepted: 2015-04-07

Published Online: 2015-08-01

Published in Print: 2016-11-01


Citation Information: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, Volume 28, Issue 4, Pages 357–361, ISSN (Online) 2191-0278, ISSN (Print) 0334-0139, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijamh-2015-0019.

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