Introduction to Buprenorphine Prescribing in Primary Care


Introduction to Buprenorphine Prescribing in Primary Care was developed to support providers who are interested in prescribing buprenorphine.  Taking this training is appropriate for providers who have either taken the buprenorphine waiver training prior to 2022 or who have not yet begun treating patients for opioid use disorder.

This didactic training is the first part of a mini-residency program, followed by an individual on-site observation with an experienced faculty preceptor. In-person observation sessions must be scheduled a minimum of 6 weeks in advance by contacting Caroline Drob, Program Assistant. Sessions are available on a first come, first serve basis.

On-site observation is limited to providers who practice within Philadelphia County. 

Space is limited.

Cost: None

Credit: CME


**Note: The Introduction to Buprenorphine Prescribing in Primary Care training meets the one-time, eight-hour training requirement for all Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)-registered practitioners on the treatment and management of patients with opioid or other substance use disorders.**

See here for more information.

CME Program Code: 24257

Target Audience:  Physicians, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners who have prescriptive authority.

Learning Objectives:  After attending this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Review Philadelphia specific epidemiology and the rationale for treating patients for opioid use disorder in primary care.
  2. Describe foundational concepts and approaches to safely prescribing and treating opioid use disorder in primary care settings.
  3. Describe principles of harm reduction as they relate to primary care practice.
  4. Describe practices related to prescribing Long Acting Injectable Buprenorphine (Sublocade).
  5. Discuss the toxicology of psychoactive substances and considerations for patients who receive medication for opioid use disorder.


October 27, 2023
8:30 am — 4:30 pm
Training Type Preceptor Trainings