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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    Disputing the value of CAM courses in college

    The Evening Standard reports that Complementary Medicine was among the lowest rated colleges courses in a survey of 177,000 college students that was funded by the UK government.

    Other low rated courses included cinematics, photography, imaginative writing, and media studies. Just 74% of undergraduates said they were satisfied.

    Reasons for the relatively low scores included not being “up to scratch” and not “intellectually stimulating.”

    The bottom line?
    This really has less to do with CAM as a discipline than the course content and faculty running the courses.

    The next step is to get detailed evaluations and professional evaluations from other faculty and administration personnel. CAM benefits when the best-qualified faculty are in the front of the class.

    9/14/07 20:43 JR

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