Patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) suffer disproportionate morbidity and premature death due to the risk of fatal overdoses. By leveraging an existing collaboration at Central Michigan University (CMU) in rural mid-Michigan, the goal is to implement an interprofessional education (IPE) curriculum to impart training for medical and physician assistant students to qualify for a medication assisted treatment (MAT) waiver to manage patients with OUD. The goal of the proposed IPE curriculum is to give interprofessional (IP) students the educational tools to address the opioid epidemic by integrating evidence-based MAT waiver training into the current curricula. CMU will facilitate interactive in-classroom IPE lessons in partnership with the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) MAT waiver training curriculum which is geared towards the initiation of MAT in treating patients who suffer from OUD. Each collaborator involved in the IPE curriculum has unique skillsets and areas of expertise to lend to the development of a robust training plan. The key educational learning objectives will expand workforce capacity for curtailing a tragic opioid crisis through the utilization of MAT. The primary objective is to implement an IPE curriculum for medical and health professions students (for a total of 104 medical students and 40 physician assistant students – collectively described as IP students - each year) from CMU's College of Medicine and Herbert H. and Grace A. College of Health Professions to increase the number of students meeting the Drug Addiction Treatment Act (DATA) waiver requirements in managing patients with OUD using buprenorphine pharmacotherapy. The secondary objectives are to: 1) increase the number of faculty practitioners with a DATA waiver to facilitate office-based opioid treatment using MAT to increase prescribing of buprenorphine or naltrexone to improve health outcomes in patients with OUD; and 2) implement a train-the-DATA waiver trainer model to ensure that the knowledge and expertise of faculty instructors with expertise in using MAT to treat OUD are available to both the faculty practitioners and IP students. The ASAM-accredited instructor waiver trainer course will allow for the application of the MAT training curriculum into the clinical learning environment. The ambulatory clinical practice sites span predominantly rural geographic regions throughout the State of Michigan where students receive their practical education. Ultimately, the proposed curricular strategy will increase the number of practitioners with a DATA waiver to provide MAT for patients with OUD.
|Effective start/end date||01/1/18 → …|
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: $135,742.00
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