Physician Prescribing

Physician Prescribing

The Physician Prescribing Course is a two and one-half day small group CME program designed to improve the participant's prescribing behavior by providing education on the legal, biomedical and clinical aspects of prescribing drugs, especially controlled drugs. Topics in this course include:

  • State Laws and Medical Board Guidelines for the Prescription of Controlled Drugs
  • Pharmacokinetics and Drug Metabolism
  • Pharmacology of Sedatives, Narcotics, and Amphetamines
  • Drug Interactions
  • Patient Compliance
  • Charting Drug Prescriptions
  • Managing the "Difficult" Patient
  • Critical Review of the Medical Literature
  • Management of Chronic Pain
  • Special Issues in Chronic Pain: Headache and Back Pain

The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 27.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Course Dates and Status

Start DateEnd DateEnrollment CutoffStatusSeats Available
October 25, 2021October 27, 2021October 15, 2021CLOSED0
January 24, 2022January 26, 2022January 14, 2022OPEN34
April 25, 2022April 27, 2022April 15, 2022OPEN33
July 25, 2022July 27, 2022July 15, 2022OPEN35
October 24, 2022October 26, 2022October 14, 2022OPEN35

Schedule for the course.
Inquiry form to request more information.
Registration form for the Physician Prescribing Course (in PDF format)
Brochure for the Physician Prescribing Course (in PDF format) for viewing or printing.

Note: please review the cancellation policy for this course.

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