Substance Use Disorder Training Workshop for Future Interprofessional Health Care Providers

Date of Review: November, 2018

This curriculum from MedEdPORTAL is a 4 hour workshop focused on opioid use disorder which is an interprofessional learning experience. Most learning takes place in small groups of 4-5 students. The workshop has 4 components: 1) a patient panel of individuals with substance use disorder 2) a standardized patient case of a patient with opioid use disorder following a back injury, 3)a paper case of a patient with homelessness and opioid use disorder and 4) training in use of intranasal naloxone. The entire activity is practical, active, and efficient. Medical students participating in the workshop improved their measured knowledge about opioid overdose. Across disciplines students were very satisfied (~4.5 on a 5 point scale). The materials provided do not include answer key for the paper case, so facilitators would need to have pre-existing knowledge. Providing a key to permit some standardization of the answers would still be helpful. —Heather Heiman, MD, NCEAS

Corresponding Author’s Email:


Brown Alpert Medical School

Where Was the Curriculum Implemented?

Providence, RI

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Outcomes that Have Been Reported for the Curriculum:

Learner Satisfaction or reaction

Measured in learner knowledge

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Level of Learner Assessment:

Knowledge Acquisition (MCQ, IRAT, GRAT)

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