The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Expansion of CAM education in medical school curricula

    In 1995 the Alternative Medicine Interest Group of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine surveyed U.S. medical school departments of family medicine and all family medicine residency programs to determine the extent to which CAM was being taught in medical schools.

    The results of this survey and two others are summarized here.

    • 1995: CAM was taught in 34% of U.S. medical schools and 28% of family practice residency programs.
    • 1996-1997 academic year: The number of medical schools offering courses on CAM-related topics rose from 45 of 125 (36%) schools
    • 1998: 75 of 125 (60%) schools
    • 2002-2003 academic year: 98 out of 126 (78%) medical schools offered courses in CAM.

    Are we detecting a trend here?

    7/10/06 20:57 JR

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