A bill drafted by Dr. John McDougall was introduced in California to mandate that physicians get continuing medical education in nutrition.
More about Dr. McDougall's groundbreaking work at http://www.drmcdougall.com/
Doctors think they know nutrition, but studies show that most of them really don’t. So what’s the solution? Obviously more nutrition training in medical school, but what about for all the docs running around now? “attendance at lifestyle modification and chronic disease management workshops could form an essential component of continuing education for both medical and nursing professionals.” Doctors have to get continuing medical education credit anyway, why not mandate a few hours for nutrition? Good idea, said one of my favorite medical mentors, Dr. John A. McDougall, who drafted a bill in California to “require physicians and surgeons to complete, by December 31, 2016, a mandatory continuing education course in the subject of nutrition and life style behavior for the treatment of chronic diseases: "..."
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