Nutrition and global environmental change education in the medical curriculum

This survey is part of a research project conducted by the Institute of Global Health of the University of Geneva and the Centre Virchow-Villermé for Public Health Paris-Berlin. The aim of this research project is to describe the current state of the nutrition education and the global environmental change education in medical curricula and in master’s degree programs of public or global or international health, and to formulate recommendations regarding this topic.  


This survey is the first of the project and is dedicated to mapping the existing education in the medical curriculum for the school year 2016-2017. It focuses on the medical curriculum taking place before specialization. Post-graduate and continuing medical education are not considered. 


The survey includes one part on nutrition education, and one part on global environmental change and health education. They can be completed by two different persons.   


We acknowledge that the provided set of questions will not cover all curriculum designs. Therefore, please answer the questions to the best of your ability, and do not hesitate to make comments.  


The results will be fully accessible. The collected data will only be used for research purposes, and will remain strictly anonymous. We invite respondents to provide their email address to follow up on this survey. We will not link any personal data to answers for any other purposes, and the contact information will only be known to the research team (Rébecca Grojsman, Dr. Anneliese Depoux, Dr. Stefanie Schütte and Prof. Antoine Flahault). It will not be transferred to a third party at any time.


After this first survey, you'll be invited to participate in a Delphi consultation, comprising a minimum of two survey rounds. The aim of the Delphi consultation will be to establish a set of recommendations on medical students’ educational needs on nutrition and on global environmental change. 


Thank you very much for your participation in this survey. For any questions or problems encountered, please contact Rébecca Grojsman (  

There are 36 questions in this survey.