Author Credentials

John Prescott, MD


Opioids, academic medicine, medical education, crisis


Emergency Medicine | Medical Education | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Public Health | Substance Abuse and Addiction


Opioid dependence has devastated communities across the nation particularly in rural states and academic medicine has responded in a variety of ways. Through its tripartite mission of education, research, and clinical care, creative solutions are being implanted. Medical schools and teaching hospitals are partnering with public health and law enforcement agencies, as well as local healthcare providers to address the clinical, social, and rehabilitative challenges. Academic medicine continues to adapt to the needs of the nation and teach, train, and prepare the next generation of physicians to be at their best when things are at their worst.