Learn about the opioid epidemic affecting Cleveland in non-credit elective

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is offering Opioid Epidemic (MEDS 9020M), a non-credit elective for students who want to learn about the opioid epidemic affecting Cleveland and surrounding communities. The course will include lectures, patient and community panels, field experiences such as attending online Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings, observing an autopsy at the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s office, or shadowing a professional at a methadone clinic. 
Students will learn about addiction and recovery from a patient perspective as well as efforts to combat the opioid epidemic. The course will discuss proper pain management techniques and opioid prescribing.
The elective will be held weekly at the Health Education Campus on Thursdays, Sept. 2 through Oct. 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. Food will be provided at each session. It is open to all health profession students but will only appear on the transcripts of medical students. Reach out to Mihika Thapliyal, Nora Lenhard or Will Patterson for more information.
Please respond by Aug. 26 with interest in the course.