The Plantrician University, an online plant-based nutrition learning and community platform that is free to healthcare students, fills a critical gap in medical education.
— dr Scott Stoll, co-founder and chairman of The Plantrician Project
ST. LOUIS, MO, UNITED STATES, Sept. 22, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Renowned plant-based education provider, The Plantrician Project, has released Plantrician University, a dynamic, immersive learning and community platform created to to empower healthcare students around the world with the scientific knowledge and clinical understanding of whole food plant-based nutrition. The Plantrician Project is investing heavily in connecting and educating this next generation, for it is the next generation that will usher in a new era of lifestyle medicine in healthcare.
Respected in their communities and regarded as the gatekeepers to nutritional support and advice, the average healthcare physician is able to treat more than twenty thousand patients over the course of their career. When properly trained with the knowledge and skills of clinical nutrition and other preventative lifestyle practices, clinicians can have an incredibly powerful, exponential impact on the quality of life of the individuals, communities, and nations in which they practice.
“Plantrician University is a legacy program for the Plantrician Project,” explains Dr. Scott Stoll, co-founder and chair of The Plantrician Project Health and Healthcare.”
The Plantrician University, made possible by generous seed funding from the Ardmore Institute of Health and VegInvest, is a unique online learning management and community platform curating new content created for Plant U and a rich breadth of evidence-based lectures from renowned experts and everything else the Plantrician Project has produced over the last decade. The Plantrician University will help connect students within and between their respective universities worldwide and will regularly host live lectures, Q&A, discussions and other learning and mentoring opportunities for enrolled students
A growing proportion of the world’s population is facing a staggering increase in diet- and lifestyle-related diseases, which not only cause untold suffering, disability and death, but also result in crushing medical costs at the individual and systemic levels. At the same time, there is overwhelming scientific evidence to support the effectiveness of a wholesome, plant-based diet in preventing, treating, and curing many chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart disease, autoimmune diseases, and more.
Unfortunately, while there are signs of improvement, today’s medical education curriculum continues to fall short when it comes to equipping new medical professionals with the skills and resources they need to meet the coming healthcare burden and those that will result to cope with the resulting economic crisis. In fact, Creci et al. in their review entitled Educating Future Physicians in Nutritional Science and Practice: The Time Is Now, published in the Journal of The American College Nutrition, found that “students receive an average of 19.6 hours of nutrition education over four years of medical school, which is less than one percent of the estimated total lecture hours. And they go on to state, “This startling statistic is contrasted with the results of a recent survey of medical students, which found that more than 85% of first-year medical students acknowledge that nutrition education is important in their education.”
The Plantrician University fills this gaping gap in medical education with the scientific foundation, resources, and supportive community they need to help their prospective patients understand and adopt the impactful diet and lifestyle choices necessary for a long, healthy, happy and productive lives are required.
The Plantrician Project invites medical students of all stripes, including doctors, physician assistants, nurses, registered nutritionists, dentists, chiropractors, and all student health professionals, to learn more and join Plantrician University by visiting PlantricianUniversity.org.
The Plantrician Project, a 501c3 non-profit, is a global leader in the development and presentation of medical education content and resources that support the use of whole food, plant-based nutrition in a first-line approach to preventing and reversing the epidemic of food as medicine chronic diseases afflicting our nation and the world. Visit PlantricianProject.org for more information.
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