A resident clerkship that combines inpatient and outpatient training in substance abuse and HIV care

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Abstract

Substance abuse and HIV infection are important medical problems that receive comparatively little attention in residency training programs and residents often feel unprepared to deal with them. We developed a month-long rotation that combined outpatient care for patients with HIV infection and addiction, with inpatient care for medically-ill patients on a detoxification unit. At the end of the rotation, residents reported greater comfort with caring for these patients and improved self-rated competence. They also rated the rotation highly. Our experience shows that a rotation combining inpatient and outpatient substance abuse and HIV care was valued by residents and increased their comfort and proficiency with caring for these underserved and stigmatized populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-15
Number of pages5
JournalSubstance Abuse
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004

Keywords

  • HIV Infection
  • Medical education
  • Substance abuse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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