Physician Prescribing Course

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 AvailableHotel Reservation 
October 14, 2019October 16, 2019October 4, 2019OPEN12October 
January 27, 2020January 29, 2020January 17, 2020OPEN35January 
May 4, 2020May 6, 2020April 24, 2020OPEN34May 
July 27, 2020July 29, 2020July 17, 2020OPEN35July 
October 19, 2020October 21, 2020October 9, 2020OPEN35October 

 


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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