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COPE Curriculum Innovation Challenge 2.0:
Innovative Learning and Teaching About Substance Use/ Opioid Use Disorders

Medical School Addiction Medicine Curriculum: Designed for Medical Students by Medical Students and Medical School Faculty Available for Free Download

In the fall of 2022, COPE released a call for submissions for the Medical Student Curriculum Challenge 2.0: Innovative Learning and Teaching About Substance Use/ Opioid Use Disorders, in alignment with current initiatives of the American Academy of Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM). This Opioid Response Network-funded initiative invited faculty mentors and their medical students to utilize their creativity, ingenuity, and knowledge to design curricula related to the development of the knowledge, skills and attitudes critical to providing care to persons with substance use/ opioid use disorders (SUD/OUD).

  • COPE’s Curriculum Innovation Challenge 2.0 intended to support medical school faculty and medical student teams in integrating addiction medicine content into the Core Clerkship rotations.
  • This effort was designed to foster engagement and collaboration between addiction medicine experts, medical school faculty (clerkship directors or the equivalent), and medical students using cutting-edge concepts and training tools.

COPE supported and empowered faculty/student teams from four medical schools to integrate addiction medicine curricula into their schools’ clinical settings. Through a series of three virtual conferences, teams were led in developing components of an addiction medicine curriculum and planning the subsequent implementation, all based on the needs of their school. Resources in goal setting, curriculum design, and other topics were deployed in service of this project.

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences : Integrating Addiction Medicine Treatment into Psychiatry Rotation
University of Colorado School of Medicine: Site Preceptor, Addiction Research & Treatment Services Curriculum
University of Kansas Medical Center: Integrating Opioid Use Disorder and Motivational Interviewing Curriculum

Opioid Response Network

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI085588-01 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Opioid Response Network