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Why Doctors Need To Know About Nutrition – The Students’ Perspectives

Learn why this group of medical students think nutritional courses are important in the medical school curriculum.

In this video, you’ll meet a group of medical students from all around the world and hear how they perceive the place of nutrition in their curricula, as well as their views on the role medical doctors could play in the future.

Once you’ve heard from the group, we would like to know your views on your current curriculum? Do you receive sufficient training in nutrition?

We would also love to hear your view on the role of doctors as agents of change and how doctors could have an impact on their patients by suggesting lifestyle interventions.

We’d very much like to thank all the students who took part in this video for allowing us to share their thoughts. In order of appearance on screen, thanks to Agata from Poland, Mohamed from Sudan, Poorva from India, Omnia from Egypt, and Imane from Canada.

Please note that due to Covid-19, all our video contributors had to self-record themselves using a laptop or smartphone. As a result, the audio quality is not optimal. We apologise for the inconvenience. Should you want to better understand the video content, we have provided the English audio transcript in the Downloads section below.


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