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 15, 2018October 17, 2018October 4, 2018OPEN23October 
January 14, 2019January 16, 2019January 4, 2019OPEN30January 
April 29, 2019May 1, 2019April 19, 2019OPEN30April 
July 22, 2019July 24, 2019July 13, 2019OPEN30July 
October 14, 2019October 16, 2019October 4, 2019OPEN30October 

 


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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