Physician Prescribing

California Medical Board approved CME course

Course Dates and Status

Start Date End Date Enrollment Cutoff Status
07/15/2024 07/16/2024 07/08/2024 OPEN
10/21/2024 10/22/2024 09/14/2024 OPEN
01/13/2025 01/14/2025 01/06/2025 OPEN
04/21/2025 04/22/2025 04/14/2025 OPEN

Course Cost: $1,675
Course Format: Online (Live)
Course Credits: 27 CME

California Medical Board approved CME course

  • Day 1 and 2: 8 am PDT to 4:30-5:15 pm PDT(11 am EDT to 7:30-8:15 pm EDT)
Course Description

The Physician Prescribing Course is a two-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.

Course topics include:
  • Proper prescribing practices for physicians
  • 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.

Effective March 18, 2020 until further notice, all UCSD PACE Program CME courses have been moved online. Once you have enrolled in a course (or courses), you will be contacted by a PACE representative with additional information on how to participate in your course(s).