, Dr. Lisa Bardack, an internist in Mount Kisco, N.Y., described Clinton “as a healthy 67-year-old female whose current medical conditions include hypothyroidism and seasonal pollen allergies.”
As a current medical student, I represent a generation of healthcare providers who have not experienced working in communities without significant opioid addiction. Thus, I find myself asking, “What can we, as medical students, do to help fight this crisis?” I believe that change can start with us. By starting a conversation, we can encourage our mentors and teachers to rise to the challenge and to help these patients. Further, we need to consider how opioid addiction is taught. I first learned about outpatient medical assisted treatment for opioid addiction at a lunchtime talk. Opioid addiction as a formal part of the curriculum was not mentioned until a lecture late in my first year.
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