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 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.  Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Course Dates and Status

Start DateEnd DateEnrollment CutoffStatusSeats AvailableHotel Reservation 
July 24, 2017July 26, 2017July 10, 2017CLOSED0July 
October 16, 2017October 18, 2017October 2, 2017OPEN29October 
January 22, 2018January 24, 2018January 3, 2018OPEN30January 
April 23, 2018April 25, 2018April 12, 2018OPEN30April 
July 23, 2018July 25, 2018July 12, 2018OPEN30July 
October 15, 2018October 17, 2018October 4, 2018OPEN30October 

 


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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