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Integrating addiction medicine training into medical school and residency curricula

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Show simple item record Klimas, Jan Rieb,Launette Bury, Gerard Muench, John O'Toole, Thomas P. Rieckman, Traci Cullen, Walter 2015-03-05T16:34:21Z 2015-03-05T16:34:21Z 2015
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Background: The Affordable Care Act (2010) brings an opportunity to increase the integration of addiction treatment into the health care system. With the anticipated expansion of addiction care services in primary care, challenges, such as workforce training, can be expected. This presentation discusses challenges and opportunities for addiction medicine training of primary care professionals in Ireland, Canada and Portland, OR. Objectives: To explore ideas for integrating addiction medicine education into medical school, fellowship and residency curricula and to consider how implementation barriers can be addressed. Method: The presentation will outline the set up and content of some of the current addiction medicine education in medical schools and residency programs in Ireland, Canada and Portland, Oregon. Examples from three educational initiatives will be used to generate ideas applicable to each setting and help overcome integration barriers: the St. Paul’s Hospital Goldcorp Addiction Medicine Fellowship (, the feasibility study on alcohol SBIRT for opioid agonist patients in Ireland (PINTA), and the team-based SBIRT Oregon project ( Scenarios that illustrate implementation strategies, such as educational outreach visits to practitioners - based on overcoming obstacles to change - and facilitators of integrating addiction medicine education into medical school and residency curricula, will be described. Conclusion: The presentation will conclude with an overview of how initiatives in which the authors have been involved may be used to improve addiction medicine education. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher BioMed Central
dc.relation.ispartofseries Addiction Health Services Research conference;
dc.subject addiction en_US
dc.title Integrating addiction medicine training into medical school and residency curricula en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1186/1940-0640-10-S1-A28
dc.contributor.sponsor IRC en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor Marie Curie-Sklodowska Action (MCSA)
dc.relation.projectid (ELEVATEPD/2014/6)
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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