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Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2008 Oct;10(5):399-404.

Training physicians to treat substance use disorders.

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  • 1Columbia University Medical Center/New York State Psychiatric Institute, 1051 Riverside Drive, Unit 66, New York, NY 10032, USA.

Abstract

The importance of training physicians to effectively assess and manage substance use disorders has become increasingly recognized. Studies highlighting the effort to enhance curricula are described and common practices identified. Preferable curricula incorporate interactive teaching methods along with experiential and didactic components. Addiction specialists serve an important role in training programs designed for medical students and residents (ie, role models) and practicing physicians (ie, clinical support). Further integration of online training into current programs may expand and enhance training opportunities.

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18803913
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PMCID:
PMC2741399
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