Didactic Curriculum

Teaching Conference

These are weekly learning sessions that cover topics ranging from “Protocols for Buprenorphine Microinduction” to “Trauma Informed Care” to research reviews and case conferences. These are accessible virtually due to COVID, and they are recorded for archived viewing. Teaching conferences are held every Tuesday from 3:30-4:30pm.

Project ECHO

Fellows participate in telehealth experiences through Project ECHO. This is an evidence-based intervention that links specialist teams with generalists through telemedicine clinics. OHSU has five ECHO clinics that address substance use disorders. In addition, OHSU works closely with the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board to deliver ECHO clinics addressing management of substance use disorders in Indian Country. In each ECHO clinic, an interprofessional team of experts share their expertise via mentoring, guidance, feedback and didactic education. Fellows are required to attend and participate in the ECHO clinics at least weekly and are expected to deliver at least two didactic sessions for participating clinicians. These experiences expose fellows to evidence-based didactics and to the struggles and strengths of primary care providers treating SUDS in rural Oregon and Indian Country. Outpatient ECHO is held on Tuesdays from 12-1pm.  Other ECHO times vary depending on the service rotation.

Journal Club

The program formalized journal club within the last year. Journal club will primarily be fellow-driven in an effort to stay on top of pertinent and applicable addiction literature. Journal club will be held once a month on Tuesday evenings.

Research in Progress

The Division of Internal Medicine hosts a Research in Progress (RIP) seminar every Tuesday from September through June.  Researchers from OHSU and affiliate institutions share their current work and receive feedback from their experienced colleagues. Fellows are encouraged to attend when addiction topics are presented or if they are interested in pursuing research. The seminar is from 2-3:20pm. RIP is a virtual seminar.

Other Learning Options

-Grand Rounds: Fellows are encouraged to attend addiction-related grand rounds if they are available.

-Mentored self-directed study

-A collection of online self-study and learning resources from national addiction medicine entities