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    Hello everyone!

    HealthDay has a nice article about the lack of attention paid to obesity training in relation to its relative importance to our nation’s current health needs. As Dr. Robert Kushner, one of the study’s authors, so eloquently stated, “It’s a trickle-down effect. If it’s not being tested, it won’t be taught as robustly as it should be.”

    What do you guys think? Should there be more of a focus on obesity training on the licensing exams so medical schools will cover it in more detail? If your medical school interviewer asks you what you would change about the medical school curriculum, would you suggest an increased focus on obesity training after reading this?

    Best of luck with your applications!


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    It should be tested. It’s one of the biggest burdens on our health care system.

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