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Educational Notes

IMAJ | volume

Journal 2, February 2003
pages: 139-142

Attitude of Medical Students to the Introduction of Complementary Medicine into the Medical Curiculum inIsrael

    Summary

    Background: Complementary medicine is gaining popularity, yet medical school curricula usually ignore it.

    Objectives: To determine whether senior medical students are interested in learning principles of complementary or alternative medicine, to check their degree of familiarity with it, and to suggest a format for such studies in the medical curriculum.

    Methods: Senior medical students (n = 117) were surveyed by an anonymous questionnaire.

    Results: Seventy-nine percent of the senior medical students were interested in studying complementary or alternative medicine in medical school, and 65% were interested in applying these techniques to treat patients. Eighty-seven percent of students were familiar with some techniques of complementary medicine.

    Conclusions: Senior medical students are interested in studying complementary and alternative medicine in medical school and in applying these techniques in practice.

     

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