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August 16, 2017

In the context of an opioid public health crisis, U.S. medical schools have been called upon to strengthen curricula on the appropriate use of opioids, with an emphasis on maximizing benefits while utilizing risk-mitigation strategies to prevent addiction and overdose. This self-contained module provides an overview of the opioid crisis and presents recent clinical guidelines on opioid risk mitigation, as well as information regarding prevention and treatment of opioid overdose.

August 12, 2017

Mental health disparities based on minority racial status are well characterized, including inequities in access, symptom severity, diagnosis, and treatment. For African Americans, racism may affect mental health through factors such as poverty and segregation, which have operated since slavery. While the need to address racism in medical training has been recognized, there are few examples of formal didactic curricula in the psychiatric literature.

Grace Huang, MD
Harvard Medical School
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Note from the Editor

As the editor-in-chief of MedEdPORTAL, I am thrilled to announce the release of our new website, officially marking the transition of MedEdPORTAL to a fully open-access journal. Open access is synonymous with free and unrestricted access, which means that readers no longer need to sign in to download our publications. The site is also equipped with a refined taxonomy and improved search feature; together, these functionalities will drive the usage and accessibility of our publications, supporting our dual mission of scholarship and dissemination.

In addition, the new site highlights curated content on important topics (e.g., opioids, care of LGBT patients), clearer instructions for authors, and the ability for readers to opt in to receive alerts for new publications and important updates.

We hope you enjoy our new look and improved functionality of our journal. If you have any feedback, please let us know by emailing mededportal@aamc.org.

Featured Collections

The Opioids Education Collection promotes the efforts of AAMC-member medical schools and teaching hospitals that are on the front lines addressing the opioid epidemic: responding with new approaches to prevent, identify, and treat pain and substance use disorders, delivering pain management and addiction education, and leading efforts in this area to advance medical research and promote innovations in clinical care.

The Interprofessional Education Collection is designed to foster the identification, development and deployment of educational resources aimed at supporting team-based or collaborative care essential to training an interprofessional workforce. This collection is designed to create a national clearinghouse of competency-linked learning resources for interprofessional education and models of team-based or collaborative care.

Sponsored by the American Dental Education Association, The Voice of Dental Education, the Dental Education Collection supports innovative, collaborative, high quality dental education resources. Publications featured in this Collection are developed by those within academic dentistry for health educators, and are a vital educational resource across the health professions.