Project: Research project

Project Details


A preventive cardiology curriculum will be developed at the
University of California, Davis, School of Medicine for medical
students, residents, and community physicians to promote
understanding of and methods to reduce cardiovascular morbidity and
mortality through both primary and secondary prevention. The
curriculum will emphasisze this approach throughout the life cycle
during all four years of medical school and in the residency
programs of the Department of Medicine, Pediatrics and Family
Practice. It will focus on the role of identifiable risk factors
in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease, the potential and
methods for their modification and anticipated benefits and will
utilize multidisciplinary resources of the School of Medicine and
the University to enhance preventive cardiology education through
two basic approaches: 1) coordination of relevant material already
taught to students and residents and 2) introduction of selected,
new educational content for both groups. The latter will include
an experiential approach to risk factor modification in medical
students with longitudinal self-assessment. These data will be
utilized in teaching exercises in several preclinical courses
(health behavior, biochemistry, nutrition, cardiology,
epidemiology). Preclinical courses will add appropriate clinical
correlations relevant to preventive cardiology and the PI will
offer a new Preventive Cardiology Elective. Preventive cardiology
will be enhanced in the didactic and practical training components
of the residencies and several innovation will be added, e.g.,
screening of asymptomatic first-degree relatives of coronary
patients (Medicine), Lipid Clinic rotation (all three Departments)
and Wellness Clinic (Pediatrics). There will be research
opportunities for students and residents. Community physicians
will be educated through an active CME program and our role as a
referral enter. The PI will be directly involved in teaching of
students and residents and will coordinate this multifaceted
program. He will receive the advise of Advisory and Curriculum
Committees and will utilize an outside consultant. Formal, regular
evaluation of the curriculum will be an integral component of the
Effective start/end date7/1/896/30/94


  • National Institutes of Health: $138,146.00
  • National Institutes of Health: $122,678.00


  • Medicine(all)


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