Clinical Challenge: Alcohol – A Game to Teach Alcohol-Related Clinical Skills to Medical Students

Medical students receive inadequate training in alcohol screening, assessment, and intervention, despite the high cost of alcohol use to individuals and society. A novel approach which makes the topic exciting and challenging is essential to establishing enthusiasm for medical students in an already-packed medical school curriculum. We created and evaluated a tablet-based prototype game called Clinical Challenge: Alcohol that teaches alcohol-related clinical skills to medical students. The game’s purpose is to supplement the currently inadequate training that students receive in terms of alcohol screening, assessment, and intervention.


Reference: Tanner TB, Metcalf MP. Clinical Challenge: Alcohol – A Game to Teach Alcohol-related Clinical Skills to Medical Students. Poster presented at the 2015 AAMC Medical Education Meeting; 2015 November 10; Baltimore, MD, USA.

More info on the authors: Brad Tanner, Mary Metcalf