Announcing Medical School Teams joining the COPE Curriculum Innovation Challenge

The Coalition on Physician Education in Substance Use Disorders (COPE) announces the participation of four medical schools in the COPE Curriculum Innovation Challenge: Innovative Learning and Teaching About Substance Use/ Opioid Use Disorders 2.0, in support of current initiatives of the American Academy of Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM).

This Opioid Response Network-funded initiative supports teams from medical schools across the country in integrating addiction medicine content into core clerkship rotations and other clinical experiences. This effort will foster engagement and collaboration between addiction medicine experts, medical school faculty (clerkship directors or the equivalent), and medical students using cutting-edge concepts and training tools.

COPE’s Curriculum Innovation Challenge 2.0 will support and empower faculty/student teams through a series of three virtual conferences, in which teams will be led in developing components of an addiction medicine curriculum and planning the subsequent implementation, all based on the needs of their school. Resources in goal setting, curriculum design, and other topics will be deployed in service of this project.

The medical schools involved include: the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, the University of Colorado School of Medicine, the Kansas University Medical Center, and the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.


FOR MORE INFORMATION visit COPE Curriculum Innovation Challenge and/or contact COPE’s Executive Director Jenifer Van Deusen, M.Ed., at