By | July 23, 2010 12:00 am

M.D. Student Susan Salganik Completes National Leadership and Education Program

College of Medicine M.D. student Susan Salganik recently completed the Leadership and Education Program for Students in Integrative Medicine (LEAPS into IM), a selective national program that focuses on treating the whole patient and not simply the person’s disease.

Susan was one of 20 doctors-in-training who were chosen to participate in a national program that helps medical students not only treat the patient’s body but also consider the mind and spirit. During the week-long program, Susan and other participants received training in integrative medicine, leadership skills and developing integrative medical projects for their own medical schools. The program was held at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

Through the program, Susan now has opportunities to present her program nationally and also obtain grants to develop the project on the UCF College of Medicine campus.

“Integrative medicine has been one of Susan’s many interests since she joined the college last August,” said Dr. Richard Peppler, associate dean for faculty and academic affairs. “And I am thrilled to see her keep the fire burning in this endeavor.”

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