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. The curriculum provides a timely opportunity to approach the opioid crisis and allow physicians to gain better insights and tools.
The modules were created for undergraduate medical students, resident physicians and practicing physicians. However, they are available to any interested stakeholders, other health care professionals and community members.