College of Psychology: Faculty Articles

Title

Long-Term Impact of Addictions Training For Medical Residents

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1997

Keywords

Addictions Training, Medical Education, Substance Abuse Education

Publication Title

Substance Abuse

ISSN

0889-7077

Volume

18

Issue/No.

2

Abstract

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.

DOI

10.1080/08897079709511348