Lifestyle Medicine Competencies

Lifestyle Medicine involves the use of evidence-based lifestyle therapeutic approaches to prevent, treat, and oftentimes, reverse the lifestyle-related, chronic diseases that are all too prevalent. 

In this professional series, Dr. Amanda McKinney, an American College of Lifestyle Medicine fellow, explores Lifestyle Medicine’s principles and how to use them in treating many common chronic diseases.  Licensed medical practitioners can refresh or add to their existing knowledge of Lifestyle Medicine. The DoaneX Lifestyle Medicine Professional Series Certificate program allows licensed medical practitioners to earn Continuing Medical Education credits. 

These CME credits satisfy the eligibility requirement for ABLM certification. Board certification is essential to changing reimbursement models in healthcare delivery and these courses help achieve board certification while also providing specific practice-based knowledge.

Courses endorsed by:

American Board of Lifestyle Medicine

“Dr. Amanda McKinney has formulated a series of lifestyle medicine courses that thoroughly stress fundamental and foundational knowledge.  This highly professional contribution is definitely a must for anyone aspiring to possess the necessary tools essential for excellence in the specialty of lifestyle medicine”.  -  Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr. MD ACLM 2017 Lifetime Achievement Winner

Intended Audience: 

These courses are designed as Continuing Medical Education for Physicians, Physician's Assistants and Nurse Practitioners. Courses are open to all but you must be a licensed medical practitioner to earn CMEs.

The courses are available for Continuing Medical Education credit. Licensed medical practitioners who earn a verified certificate can be eligible to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (CME). Follow the three steps outlined below to earn CME credits.

3 Steps to Earn Your CME credit

You must be a licensed medical practitioner in order to receive credits.

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Step 1

Enroll in the Verified Track for this course.

Step 2

  • Verify your identity
  • Pass the course

Step 3

Fill out and submit the course survey form.

(After confirmation you've successfully earned the edX Course Completion Certificate, and submitted the course survey, you will receive your CME Certificate via email within 3 business days.)

Learn more about the Verified Certificate track on the edX site.

Educational Outcomes: 
  • Lifestyle Medicine Core Competencies
  • The root causes of chronic diseases
  • Specific lifestyle based treatment protocols
  • The skills needed to help patients make difficult lifestyle and behavior changes to treat chronic diseases of lifestyle. 

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