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Medical Centers Begin Training Programs For Specialists On Addictions

(9/10/2012)

Medical Centers Begin Training Programs For Specialists On Addictions
Sandra G. Boodman
Kaiser Health News in collaboration with The Washington Post

September 3, 2012

A recent comprehensive report by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University found that most doctors fail to identify or diagnose substance abuse "or know what to do with patients who present with treatable symptoms."

A new training program underway at 10 academic medical centers around the country, including the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, seeks to address this acute shortage by offering one- and two-year residencies in addiction medicine to physicians who have finished training in another specialty, such as family practice or internal medicine.

View the full article here: http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Stories/2012/September/04/addiction-specialists.aspx  


Keywords: medical centers, training, programs, specialists, addictions



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