This Fellowship program provides advanced medical education on health promotion, wellness, prevention and management of disease with evidenced-based metabolic, functional and nutritional approaches. This Fellowship provides unparalleled content, ground-breaking research, knowledgeable speakers and valuable resources that enable today’s health practitioners for sustained success and growth. True wellness is more than the absence of disease. Please see below the curriculum guide to the Fellowship in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine.
ADVANCED MEDICAL EDUCATION FELLOWSHIP IN METABOLIC AND NUTRITIONAL MEDICINE
Module I: A Metabolic and Functional Approach to Endocrinology
This module provides an overview of the functions and interrelationships of specific hormones in the body including hormonal changes that manifest in men and women with aging. Metabolic, functional and nutritional approaches to managing hormonal deficiencies and endocrine disorders, including diabetes and obesity, are covered in this module.
Module II: A Metabolic and Functional Approach to Cardiovascular Disease
The causes, mechanisms, diagnosis and management of cardiovascular and cardiometabolic diseases including CHD, CHF, hypertension, metabolic syndrome, dyslipidemia, atherosclerosis and renal disease are covered in this module. Topics include cardiovascular pathophysiology and biology, inflammation, oxidation, hormones, adipokines, stress, nutrition and nutrigenomics, glycemic control, environmental factors and toxicology, infections and risk factor testing.
Module III: A Metabolic and Functional Approach to Neurology
This module reviews the most recent developments in the field of neurology utilizing a metabolic approach to the prevention, management and treatment of neurologic diseases. The course will cover pathophysiology and the role of neurotransmitters, inflammatory and degenerative disorders, neurovascular diseases, psychological and psychiatric syndromes, the gut-immune-brain connection and healthy brain function.
Module IV: A Metabolic and Functional Approach to Gastroenterology
Comprehensive metabolic, functional and nutritional approaches to gastrointestinal dysfunction and disease are reviewed in this module. Physiology and pathophysiology, GI microbiome and dysbiosis, gut permeability, hormones, diet, inflammatory bowel diseases, celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, the gut-immune-brain connection, irritable bowel syndrome and other digestive and glandular disorders are highlighted.
Module V: A Metabolic and Functional Approach to Nutrition and Exercise
This module focuses on the role of nutrition and exercise in metabolic medicine with an emphasis on guidelines, protocols and clinical applications. Nutritional biochemistry, aging, metabolism, diet and nutritional supplements, weight gain, weight loss and maintenance, exercise/ sports and activity, nutrigenomics, proteomics and metabolomics and cancer risk are discussed.
Module VI: A Metabolic & Functional Approach to Environmental Exposures & Detoxification
This module covers symptoms, disorders and diseases associated with exposures of heavy metals, pesticides, chemicals, drugs, nutrients, the natural environment and other toxic causes of oxidative stress. This course describes the pathophysiology of toxic exposure, methods to prevent and avoid exposure including nutritional and lifestyle approaches, early detection, lab testing and treatment protocols. Metabolic, digestive and antioxidative detoxification phases and processes are detailed.
Module VII: A Metabolic and Functional Approach to Inflammation and Autoimmune Disease
This module focuses on inflammatory disorders, autoimmune diseases, allergies, cancer and the gutimmune-brain connection. Cellular and molecular biology of immunity, the cellular stress response, oxidation, genetic damage, inflammation, etiology of disease including environmental and lifestyle factors and the risk for cancer development are reviewed. Clinical approaches to patient evaluations, testing and disease management are provided.
Module VIII – Clinical Practice Review
This review course examines patient case histories with a range of metabolic symptoms, disorders, or diseases that are covered in Modules I-VII. This clinical intensive course provides the tools to prevent, detect, diagnose, treat and manage a variety of patient conditions that are commonly and uncommonly observed in the clinical setting. The goal is to provide comprehensive metabolic, functional and nutritional approaches towards disease management that enable the Fellow to practice Metabolic Medicine confidently and effectively.
- Modules I-VII
- Clinical Practice Review
- 40 Webcasts
- Board Certification
BENEFITS OF DOING THE FELLOWSHIP
IN METABOLIC & NUTRITIONAL MEDICINE
- Set yourself apart from other healthcare providers with the right credentials
- Clinical case studies to immediately implement into your practice
- Learn to treat the cause, not the symptoms – by exploring and better understanding the root cause, you move from simply managing your patient’s symptoms to transforming their lives
- Prevention Focused – to navigate personalized treatment for improved patient care
- Rediscover passion for patient care
- Obtain training (and get credentialed in) advanced topics in metabolic, functional, nutritional, and integrative medicine beyond the training provided through conventional medical school and residency training
- 24 hours of dedicated education per module – participate in progressive coursework that focuses on evidenced-based medical and scientific information
- Chairperson committee of expert faculty – connect with thought leaders who are pioneering the revolution in disease prevention; gain your competitive edge and reinvigorate your practice by engaging in interactive discussions presented by world – renowned speakers
- Continued access and support to monthly “Ask The Professor” webinars with expert faculty
- Becoming the doctor your future patients would like to see
- Stay up-to-date with the ever-changing industry of healthcare with new and cutting edge information and case studies
- Network and connect with like-minded healthcare providers from around the world
- Earn Category I AMA CME Credits
- Flexible Time Completion – Complete the program at your own speed in accordance with your schedule
- Strong Community – Join over 10,000 healthcare providers who have taken the steps towards transforming their practice
- Online Education – Access a module (24 hours of education) anytime, anywhere
- Over 200 Webcasts available to access at your convenience
- Master’s Degree Program – Affiliation with University of South Florida’s Morsani College of Medicine and The George Washington University
- Improve patient care – embrace and support the unique expression of health and vitality for each patient; provide more specialization in their treatments and offer increased patient therapeutic options
- Increase revenue stream – offers healthcare providers a different treatment model than the traditional allopathic approach
- Easy integration into current practice either part-time or full-time