Coalition on Physician Education in Substance Use Disorders
COPE provides a platform for promoting collaboration among individuals and organizations that share a commitment to improving physician education and training about substance use disorders. COPE’s activities involve sharing information, identifying resources to support physician training and education, providing support and mentorship to teaching faculty, and seeking synergy among its members’ efforts.
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Participants in Region I Summit Agree on Next Steps
Faculty from New England medical schools who gathered in Boston on March 15th for the first COPE Regional Summit on integrating knowledge about substance use and related disorders into medical school curricula have identified a series of “next steps” to build on the momentum generated at the meeting.
Organized in partnership with A. Kathryn Power, M.Ed., Region I Administrator for the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and with the support of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM), and the New England Chapters of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), the Summit focused on developing new resources for teaching about substance use disorders, as well as innovative methods for bringing students together with addiction medicine physicians in both teaching and practice. [ Read more ]