A new curriculum using active learning methods and standardized patients to train residents in smoking cessation.

@article{Humair2003ANC,
  title={A new curriculum using active learning methods and standardized patients to train residents in smoking cessation.},
  author={J P Humair and Jacques Cornuz},
  journal={Journal of general internal medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={18 12},
  pages={1023-7}
}
Physicians can play a key role in smoking cessation but often fail to advise smokers effectively, mainly because they lack counseling skills. We need effective training programs starting during residency to improve physicians' smoking cessation interventions and smokers' quit rates. To achieve this goal, we developed a curriculum using active learning methods and the stages-of-change model. A randomized trial demonstrated that this program increased the quality of physician's counseling and… CONTINUE READING