Revised June 2012
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Centers of Excellence (CoE) for Physician Information is part of NIDAMED, NIDA's outreach to practicing physicians and physicians in training. NIDAMED represents NIDA's dedication to working with the medical community by providing science-based resources to help physicians identify patient drug use early and prevent it from escalating to abuse or addiction as well as identify and refer patients in need of specialized addiction treatment. As part of this effort, in 2007 NIDA partnered with eight medical schools around the country, members of the American Medical Association's Innovative Strategies for Transforming Education of Physicians (ISTEP) media education research collaborative. These Centers of Excellence for Physician Information are charged with the task of developing innovative drug abuse and addiction curriculum resources with the goal of helping to fill the gaps in current medical students/resident physician curricula.
These curriculum resources from the NIDA Centers of Excellence for Physician Information have been posted on the NIDA Web site as a service to academic medical centers seeking scientifically accurate instructional information on substance abuse. Questions about curriculum specifics can be sent to the Centers of Excellence directly.