Alcohol.ClinicalEncounters.com was developed by Clinical Tools, Inc (CTI) with funding from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (#1R43AA020456-01A1 and #2R44AA020456-02). We gratefully acknowledge this support, which was the sole funding source for this project’s development.
The personal, financial, and other costs of at-risk drinking and alcohol use disorders to society are well-known, yet tomorrow’s medical students are still unprepared to time-efficiently assess and intervene regarding their patients’ alcohol use. By engaging and challenging medical students to improve their alcohol assessment and intervention skills, future physicians may be better prepared to assist patients with
Clinical Encounters: Alcohol has developed a collection of didactic training modules and interactive patient case experiences to allow medical students to gain the training necessary to meet real-world challenges of patient care, including time-pressure, the need to make assessment and intervention decisions, and experience the effect those decisions have on their patients.
No Industry Support
All materials on this website were developed in an industry-fund-free environment. No industry funding, grant or otherwise, was used to create this website or these educational activities.
Clinical Encounters: Alcohol is designed to positively impact patient outcomes via online training for medical students. In addition to providing the knowledge and skills needed to assess and diagnose unhealthy alcohol use, the training highlights ways to collaborate and communicate effectively with patients using a patient-centered approach, including information sharing, respect, support, and patient empowerment.
The site has been put through multiple rounds of iterative usability testing with medical students, as well as medical educators, and has been improved according to feedback. Thank you to everyone who was involved as we developed the materials for this site.