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February 26, 2019

How Academic Medicine is Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

Type: News Tags: Opioid Use Disorder, Education, Medical Education
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Opioid misuse has devastated communities across the country, and a concerted, collective effort across multiple sectors is needed to stem the tide of opioid and substance use disorders (SUDs). Through their missions of education, research, and clinical care, medical schools and teaching hospitals are actively responding to this public health crisis and preparing the next generation of health care professionals to address the opioid epidemic.

By working with their communities and enhancing content on SUDs and pain management in both classroom and hands-on experiences, these institutions are integrating learning opportunities throughout medical education. Additionally, as leaders in groundbreaking medical research and lifesaving clinical care, medical schools and teaching hospitals are advancing efforts to prevent, identify, and treat SUDs and to manage pain.

See how America's medical schools and teaching hospitals are responding to the opioid epidemic through curriculum, clinical education, patient care, research, and education and public engagement campaigns.