FitMD is a program designed to promote healthy lifestyles and well-being
among doctors, starting with medical school students, with the added
hope that this will also translate to better patient and community
education on wellness.
“If medicine values disease prevention,
and if physicians’ personal health practices are consistent
predictors of prevention, we ought to cultivate healthy physicians
in medical school.” (1)
“In order to give to others, physicians must have their basic
wellness needs met. It is impossible to give what you don’t
Components of FitMD2B include
basic health assessments, nutrition sessions, directory of services,
meditation, and an integrative lunch series. The FitMD2B program
integrates advanced diagnostics for rigorous screening and advanced
medical training leading future physicians to take a vested interest
in medicine and their own health simultaneously.
An integral component of FitMD2B is the
utilization of high-tech personliazed lifestyle planning. As part
of the program, all students are issued laptops and PDAs that use
Microsoft Outlook. Along with their academic schedule, fitMDnet
algorithms would automatically populate their calendars, contacts
and task fields with activities and healthful living suggestions
that are based on student preferences and doctor input.
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