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Subst Abus. 2019 Jul 17:1-7. doi: 10.1080/08897077.2019.1635971. [Epub ahead of print]

Developing an opioid curriculum for medical students: A consensus report from a national symposium.

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a The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University , Providence , Rhode Island , USA.
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b Department of Medicine , Tulane University School of Medicine , New Orleans , Louisiana , USA.
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c Office of the Dean , Tulane University School of Medicine , New Orleans , Louisiana , USA.
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d University of Maryland School of Medicine , Baltimore , Maryland , USA.
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e Meyers Primary Care Institute , University of Massachusetts Medical School , Worcester , Massachusetts , USA.

Abstract

In June 2018, the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University hosted a national, multidisciplinary, interprofessional symposium on opioid curricula in undergraduate medical education. This article presents the consensus of an interprofessional group who attended a session focused on elements of an opioid curriculum, including key areas of content, teaching modalities, and learner assessment. This report also includes further directions and next steps for undergraduate medical education collaboration on opioid curricula.

KEYWORDS:

Curriculum; drug overdose; medical students; opioid analgesics; opioid-related disorders; pain management; program evaluation; substance-related disorders; teaching; undergraduate medical education

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