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Core competencies developed for prescription drug misuse management

Residency Program Insider, November 13, 2015

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Medical students in Massachusetts will be trained on the prevention and management of prescription drug abuse based on core competencies developed by the Commonwealth’s four medical schools, the Massachusetts Medical Society, and the Department of Public Health.

The competencies aim to ensure that medical students are trained in primary (preventing prescription drug misuse), secondary (treating patients at-risk for substance use disorders), and tertiary (managing substance use disorders as a chronic disease) strategies regarding prescription drug misuse. The competencies will be tailored at each school to fit into their existing curriculums.

“These educational standards represent an innovative and forward-thinking contribution to the state’s multi-faceted strategy to curb the opioid epidemic,” said Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker.

Source: The Official Website of the Governor of Massachusetts



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