Long-Term Impact of Addictions Training For Medical Residents
Addictions Training, Medical Education, Substance Abuse Education
The present survey was conducted to determine the long‐term impact of addictions training on the practice patterns of physicians who completed a specialized addictions residency training program. Medical residents and medical research fellows who participated in a residency training program in addictions from 1981 through 1991 at the Addiction Research Foundation in Toronto were mailed a brief questionnaire about their training experience. Of the 27 physicians who responded to the questionnaire (73% response rate), 52% were currently working in the addictions field. Of the 13 who were not working in the field, 77% reported using their addictions training in their current practice. Thus, 89% of the physicians who participated in the specialized addictions residency training program and responded to the survey reported continued utilization of their training several years after the experience.
Sobell, L. C.,
Frecker, R. C.,
Cleland, P. A.
(1997). Long-Term Impact of Addictions Training For Medical Residents. Substance Abuse, 18(2), 51-56.
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