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Why nutrition education is inadequate in the medical curriculum: a qualitative study of students’ perspectives on barriers and strategies

  • Victor Mogre1, 2Email author,
  • Fred C. J. Stevens2,
  • Paul A. Aryee3,
  • Anthony Amalba1 and
  • Albert J. J. A. Scherpbier2
BMC Medical EducationBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201818:26

Received: 11 February 2017

Accepted: 24 January 2018

Published: 12 February 2018

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Original Submission
11 Feb 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
25 Sep 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Leslie Cunningham-Sabo
2 Oct 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Fernando Vio
4 Dec 2017 Author responded Author comments - Victor Mogre
Resubmission - Version 2
4 Dec 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
24 Jan 2018 Editorially accepted
12 Feb 2018 Article published 10.1186/s12909-018-1130-5

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Health Professions Education and Innovative Learning, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana
School of Health Professions Education, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Department of Nutritional Sciences, School of Allied Health Sciences, University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana