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CRIT Program Substance Use Teaching Project Examples


Faculty, Angela Jackson, sits down to discuss the chief’s Substance Use Teaching Project


Sample Substance Use Teaching Project Action Plan #1

Title: Incorporating Addiction Medicine into
Organ System-Based Curriculum
3-4 Residents, 2 Interns, 1 Attending
Introduce addiction medicine into existing organ system-based
ambulatory course curriculum, taught by Chief Residents
Learners will gain ability to list pathophysiologic effects of
alcohol/tobacco/other drugs in each organ system covered
  1. Notify all residents that addiction topics will be covered
  2. Develop folder of literature, readily available for Chief Resident
    to use for teaching residents
  1. Ambulatory Program Coordinator agreement
  2. Program Director agreement
  3. Literature
  1. Chief Resident very busy
  2. Possible lack of residents’ interest in topic
3 Months
  1. Survey residents on areas of addiction medicine covered
  2. Count how often addiction related topics have been covered
  3. Add questions on addiction medicine to course evaluation


Faculty, Dan Alford, sits down to discuss the chief’s Substance Use Teaching Project


Sample Substance Use Teaching Project Action Plan #2

Title: Teaching Housestaff About
12-Step (AA, NA) Programs
Interns and Residents
Educate housestaff about 12-Step programs (A.A. and N.A.)
  1. Be able to discuss the benefits of 12-step meetings with
    patients and patient’s family members
  2. Identify patient-related barriers to attending 12-step meetings
Arrange for housestaff to attend 12-step meetings
  1. Presentation on effectiveness of 12-step programs
  2. Journal articles that report on studies of 12-step programs
  3. 12-step program literature
  1. Locating appropriate and agreeable 12-step meetings
    to attend
  2. Transportation issues
  3. Possible lack of residents’ interest in topic
3 Months
  1. Pre- and post-survey of housestaff knowledge and
    attitudes about 12-step programs
  2. Post-visit discussion on what housestaff learned