Opioid Use Disorder Training in Med School Improves Awareness of Patient Needs


NEW ORLEANS -- Adding opioid use disorder (OUD) training to the third-year medical school curriculum improved students' understanding on how to manage these patients, according to a study presented at the American Psychiatric Association annual meeting.

Third-year students' knowledge of OUD treatments significantly increased from a pre-training assessment (mean score 18.34/23) to a post-training assessment (mean score 19.32/23; P<0.001), reported Kimberly Hu, MD, of the Ohio State University College of Medicine, during her presentation.