Can a Novel Med School Curriculum Curb the US Opioid Epidemic?


An opioid-centered curriculum for medical students improves awareness of pain management and treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD) and may help mitigate the current opioid crisis in the US, new research suggests.

"Our study showed that implementing training for medical students about opioid use disorder and its treatment improves knowledge and understanding of clinical principles and may better prepare students to treat patients with this disorder," study investigator Kimberly Hu, MD, psychiatry resident, Ohio State University, Columbus, told Medscape Medical News.