Part of the mission of medical schools and teaching hospitals is to respond to community and public health crises through innovations in medical education, patient care, and research. As communities across the nation face an epidemic of opioid abuse, institutions are responding with new approaches to substance abuse and pain management education. “The response to the opioid epidemic is still evolving, just as medicine and our education evolves,” said Atul Grover MD, PhD, chief public policy officer at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and moderator of a Capitol Hill Briefing entitled "How Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals are Addressing the Opioid Epidemic.” The briefing, hosted by the AAMC, focused on the role of academic medicine in the response to the opioid epidemic and to other related public health issues.
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