AFMC is responding to the surge of overdoses and opioid-related deaths in Canada by leading the creation of a Canada-wide, competency-based curricula for current and future physicians in pain management and addiction medicine. With support from Health Canada through its Substance Use and Addiction Program, AFMC received funding to develop an Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME), Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME), and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) curriculum consisting of bilingual online modules that would address gaps in current educational offerings.

Topic 1: injectable opioid agonist treatment (ioat)
Topic 2: physician liability
Topic 3: chronic pain and opioid use in the elderly
Topic 4: women’s health
Topic 5: pediatrics: continuum of care from birth to later years
Topic 6: emergency medicine
Topic 7: psychiatry
Topic 8: hospital-based medicine

Self-Assessment Tool has been created aimed at physicians to be able to identify which modules they should or need to take.

What is the Self-Assessment Tool?

  • Online and free
  • multiple-choice assessment questions related to each module
  • Tells you whether you got the question right or wrong and WHY
  • Tracks and compiles achievement to make recommendations for which Opioid Response modules are the most relevant for you
  • Emails you the list of module recommendations
  • MAINPRO+ and Royal College credits available
  • It will take roughly 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete.

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