Elective Rotation: Buprenorphine training
Contact: Ann Griego
I enrolled in the 8 hour on-line course to receive a license to prescribe buprenorphine. The cost was $200. The course is organized by Clinical Tools, Inc with a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The course is designed for primary care providers wishing to prescribe buprenorphine in the office setting for opioid dependence. It consists of 9 modules that cover topics from opioid dependence, pharmacokinetics, logistics of prescribing, and explicit descriptions for the how-to’s of prescribing – along with links to literally hundreds of online resources. There are written descriptions, case examples, and quizzes throughout. The website tracks the time you spend actually going through the modules – and you do not receive the certificate unless 8 hours are completed – which for some reason ended up being a little difficult. You have a month from when you begin the modules till completion. Overall – a pretty painless way to get a license for prescribing buprenorphine.