From the article:
A new study out of UBC suggests doctors in the province, and the rest of Canada aren’t trained to deal with illnesses caused by drug and alcohol addiction.
“People who are taking care of patients with addiction, in almost all cases in British Columbia, haven’t gone through a standardized training program and that’s unique in our healthcare system.”
New possibilities for training:
…A five-year program with St. Paul’s will see more than 20 doctors from the province get the specialized training.
“It’s going to help bring new research and new medications like this to British Columbia and help advance the system of care for patients with addictions.”
The St. Paul’s Hospital Goldcorp Fellowship in Addiction Medicine will provide fellowships over the next five years and will begin in July.
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