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Medical News & Perspectives
April 25, 2007

Centers to Weave Addiction Treatment Into Medical Education

JAMA. 2007;297(16):1763. doi:10.1001/jama.297.16.1763

Despite the huge impact of substance abuse and addiction on health, few medical students and residents in the United States receive enough training in the diagnosis and treatment of these disorders. But the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), in collaboration with the American Medical Association, hopes that the establishment of four new Centers of Excellence for Physician Information will help improve the substance abuse training medical students and residents receive at US medical schools.