Opioids have become a leading cause of death in many jurisdictions. The additional health impacts of the opioid crisis are widespread impacting infants to the elderly. Medical schools and medical educators are being called on to respond to this crisis. During this presentation, the impact of the crisis will be described and current educational efforts to address the ongoing crisis will be described. Integrated curricular approaches impacting the longitudinal curriculum will be described.
Lisa Graves is currently the professor of Family and Community Medicine at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine in Kalamazoo Michigan and Associate Dean Faculty Affairs. She received her M.D. from the University of Ottawa and her residency in family medicine and enhanced skills training in maternal and child health at McGill University. She maintains an active practice including addictions with a special interest in women, substance use and pregnancy. She is the author of over 70 peer-reviewed papers including papers in the areas of substance use and medical education. Her clinical, teaching and research interests include medical education, maternal/child health and vulnerable populations.