Creation of a regional medical-nutrition education network

Academic Article


  • The Southeastern Regional Medical-Nutrition Education Network (SERMEN) was developed to coordinate and improve nutrition education in a consortium of the medical schools in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. SERMEN's central office is at the Medical College of Georgia with the testing office at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Students, faculty, and consultants in nutrition, education, and computer networking work together on projects on each campus that are coordinated and planned through semiannual meetings. A standardized examination was developed with the Nutrition Test-Item Bank to assess nutrition knowledge at various years of medical students from network schools. Each SERMEN school is connected to a microcomputer system at the central office that provides access to a data base of nutrition education and resources on each campus for developing curricula and syllabi. Funding has been provided by societies, foundations, and government agencies.
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    Pubmed Id

  • 6346392
  • Author List

  • Feldman EB; Borum PR; DiGirolamo M; Feldman DS; Greene JM; Leonard SB; Morgan SL; Moinuddin JF; Read MS; Weinsier RL
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  • 1
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  • 16
  • Volume

  • 49
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  • 1