The Opioid Awareness and Support Team: an innovative example of medical education and community partnership

Authors

  • Matthew B Downer Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1838-2476
  • Luke W Duffley Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Phil B Hillier Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Kieran D Lacey Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Madison J Lewis Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Josh H Lehr Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Brooke E Turner Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Richard B Berish Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Jill Allison Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.36834/cmej.71309

Abstract

Implication Statement 

The Opioid Awareness and Support Team (OAST) at the Memorial University Faculty of Medicine is a novel student-led initiative designed to supplement medical student learning related to opioid use disorder and the opioids crisis. OAST has focused on grounding educational initiatives related to opioid use disorder in the local community context, working with community partners, and bringing in individuals with lived experience. We present initial findings from an Opioid Education Day that suggest student-led supplemental education for medical students can improve student knowledge surrounding opioid use.

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2021-06-26

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Downer MB, Duffley LW, Hillier PB, Lacey KD, Lewis MJ, Lehr JH, Turner BE, Berish RB, Allison J. The Opioid Awareness and Support Team: an innovative example of medical education and community partnership. Can. Med. Ed. J [Internet]. 2021 Jun. 26 [cited 2022 Jan. 18];12(6):112-3. Available from: https://journalhosting.ucalgary.ca/index.php/cmej/article/view/71309

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