The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine is helping its students further their education into the kitchen.
The school’s program offers an elective course where students learn culinary medicine through cooking demonstrations. Culinary Program Professor Brian Griffith specifically taught proper cooking methods and showed students how to teach patients to cook in the real world.
“It really encompasses all of nutrition, the healthy food choices, the unhealthy food choices,” Griffith said. “It allows them as physicians to be better prepared, to help educate their patients about healthy eating and healthy lifestyle.”
The course rotates students every two weeks, with third and fourth-year students completing the current course this Friday.