Medical Schools Address Opioid Epidemic Through Innovations in Curricula and Other Methods

America's medical school's and teaching hospitals are responding to the nation's opioid epidemic by adding to their existing curricula, enhancing training, providing patient care and conducting research into addiction, pain management, alternative treatments , and more.


  1. "In education, research, and care, academic medicine is constantly evolving to keep pace with public health challenges and meet the needs of patients and communities. Nowhere is this more evident than in the current opioid epidemic."

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  3. Medical schools and residency programs cover substance abuse, pain management, and prescribing in all aspects of the curriculum, and are adding more lessons in response to the opioid epidemic:

  4. Medical Schools Tackle Opioid Painkiller Abuse