CWRU School of Medicine is offering a new course that is attracting positive attention. The goal of the class is to help teach medical students how to say “no” and curb unnecessary opioid prescriptions.
Cleveland19.com has the following quote from Dr. Ted Parren, the course’s instructor:
“When the patient is saying ‘Oh, but doctor I need it, it’s the only thing that helps me and you are the best doctor I’ve ever seen and I know you’ll give it to me because you care so much,’ it can be hard to maintain that boundary.”
This is the type of innovation we love to see in higher education. We hope this course is successful and replicated at other medical schools. If you’re applying to CWRU, this is the type of thing you want to know about the school!
Oh. Did we mention that over prescribing medicine is one of the four most common reasons doctors get into trouble?
Best of luck with your applications!
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