Medical Student Education

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T2 Electives



Not offered Spring 2017

Course Overview

This elective will teach the biological underpinnings of Mind-Body Medicine while you experience the mind-body skills in a small group setting. This course has been taught in over 13 medical schools, including Georgetown and University of Minnesota. The eight sessions are based on the Center for Mind Body Medicine in Washington DC model ( This experiential elective will help medical students understand the concept of Self-Care and how to incorporate relaxation, mindful nutrition and exercise into their lives. It will teach many skills (meditation, autogenic training and biofeedback, movement, nutrition, and virtual imagery) that will help develop the resiliency needed for a demanding and fulfilling career in medicine. Most importantly, the skills are simple and help with many stress-induced and preventable chronic conditions that will be encountered in patient care.

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Contact Information

Course Director:  Nereida A. Parada, M.D.
Office Phone:  Voice 988-1148, Main 988-2250
Fax:  988-2144

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Grading Policy:  Active participation and a 1-2 page write-up on how the elective has affected them over the eight week period.     

Number of Students:  6 Minimum, 10 Maximum

Course Time:  Session 3 Fridays 3:00-5:00 p.m. T1’s & T2’s

Location:  Pulmonary Section Conference Room in JBJ


1430 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112