Beyond Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Redefining an Illness
Summaries can be found on many sites including
The JAMA website: http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?doi=10.1001/jama.2015.1346
The New York Times http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/02/10/chronic-fatigue-syndrome-gets-a-new-name/?_r=3%3A%2F%2Fwell.blogs.nytimes.com%2F2015%2F02%2F10%2Fchronic-fatigue-syndrome-gets-a-new-name%2F%3F_r%3D3
National Academy of Sciences
“Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Is a Legitimate Disease That Needs Proper Diagnosis and Treatment, Says IOM” (National Academy of Science)
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The ME/CFS Primer for Clinical Practitioners (2014 revision) is available in both print and download versions at the IACFSME website. Click here. Primer
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In 2006, NJCFSA instituted the first scholarship in the US addressing ME/CFS. NJCFSA started the scholarship in one medical school, grew to three and is now in four NJ medical schools. The goal is to educate future physicians about this disease, which is not a part of medical school curriculum.
Bravo and thank you to all the medical students who have taken time to learn about ME/CFS through the application process. VT instituted a similar scholarship shortly after NJ. It runs in the state’s only medical school. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to see ME/CFS as a standard part of curriculum at all medical schools!