Addressing a Training Gap through Addiction Research Education for Medical Students: New Paper out Now

Can medical doctors use scientifically proven treatments for addiction? Can they access and critically appraise the latest advances in the addiction science? 


In this letter to the editor, we respond to the editorial by Gordon and Alford (2013), in the recent special issue of the Substance Abuse (Vol. 33, No. 3), provides an insightful reflection on the early attempts at describing curriculum development and implementation of addiction content into various learning environments. We report on preliminary results of our course in addiction medicine research facilitated by a PhD researcher in the University of Limerick. We wanted to help medical students learn how to do and read addiction medicine research. The first cohort of 14 students received the training favourably.read the full text at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/08897077.2014.939802#.U-JhKfldVAs

Cited Study:

J Klimas, W Cullen – Substance Abuse, 2014

DOI:
10.1080/08897077.2014.939802