Program Schedule

Course Format

Content: 8 modules, each with 2 hours didactic content and 1 hour live interaction with case-based studies and discussion

  • Pharmacology/cognosy of cannabis & endocannabinoids - Dr. David Kroll
  • Formulation, dosing, pharmacokinetics, impairment - Dr. Kari Franson
  • Epilepsy & movement disorders - Dr. Jacci Bainbridge and Dr. Sarah Fischer
  • Sleep & migraine - Dr. Jacci Bainbridge and Dr. Sarah Fischer
  • Mental health - Dr. Brandon Utter
  • Oncology & cancer- and non-cancer pain management - Dr. Ashley Glode
  • Vulnerable populations (adolescents, pregnancy and lactation, elderly), patient safety (e.g., unintentional exposures), and patient counseling - Dr. Sam Wang and Dr. Laura Borgelt
  • Legal & regulatory - Dr. Gina Moore​​

Features of this Program

Certificate program - taught by international experts in the field.

20 hours of continuing education credit for pharmacists, nurses, and physicians. Participants receive a certificate upon successful completion of the course.

Online - watch weekly videos and complete exercises at your convenience.

Intensive – the 8-week program thoroughly covers medical cannabis, yet keeps the needs of the busy professional in mind. No travel required.

Interactive – weekly online discussions and live video chats allow you to share ideas with other program participants and interact with the program instructors. The program coordinator will be accessible to you throughout the 8-week program and you will receive weekly feedback on your work.​

Learning Objectives

Program Outcomes, each participant will:

  • Interpret the appropriate use of medical cannabis for a variety of conditions and patient populations.
  • Describe the role of the endocannabinoid system and the mechanism of action of medical cannabis.
  • Compare and contrast cannabis formulations, dosing strategies, and potential short-term and long-term effects.
  • Evaluate the evidence for the use of cannabis in movement disorders and epilepsy.
  • Discuss the role of cannabis in the management of sleep and headache disorders.
  • Interpret the data for use of cannabis and mental health outcomes.
  • Analyze the literature regarding the effects of medical cannabis in oncology and cancer and non-cancer pain.
  • Examine the effects of medical cannabis in adolescence, pregnancy, lactation and advanced age.
  • Discuss important patient safety issues and appropriate patient counseling regarding cannabis use.
  • Compare and contrast federal and state regulations of cannabis medicines.


The cost of the program $795. Discount available for early-bird signup, CU faculty, preceptors, and alumni, and UCHealth clinicians.


Pharmacy: The University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This activity provides 20.0 contact hours of practice-based continuing pharmacy education (16.0 hours home-study, 4.0 hours live). UAN: 0008-9999-20-110-B01-P, release 04/15/2020, expiry 04/15/2023).

Nursing: The University of Colorado College of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing professional development by the Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This educational offering for 20.0 nursing contact hours (9.5 pharmacology contact hours for APRNs) is provided by the University of Colorado College of Nursing Office of Continuing Education.

Medicine: This Blended Learning activity, Medical Cannabis Education for Health Care Providers, has been reviewed by the American Academy of Family Physicians and has a term of 7/14/2022-7/14/2023. This activity is acceptable for up to 20.00 Prescribed credit(s); the total amount of credit consists of 16.00 Enduring Prescribed credits and 4.00 Live Prescribed credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMA/AAFP Equivalency: AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.


Program Overview

The Clinical Teaching Certificate Program provides an opportunity to enhance teaching skills through practical training and actual hands on teaching experience both in the university setting as well as the clinical practice setting. A focus will be placed on both classroom and clinical practice teaching/precepting. Participants of the program will gain the skills needed to design and implement educational programs within the clinical practice environment, as well as gain adequate exposure to consider if a career in academia is desired. The Clinical Teaching Certificate is awarded to participants that successfully complete the program requirements./p>

Program Includes:

20 hours - Home Study
10 hours - Live Monthly Workshops (offered live or virtual)

Program Directors

Sara Wettergreen, PharmD, BCACP: Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Toby C. Trujillo, Pharm.D., FCCP, FAHA, BCPS: Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Time Commitment and Requirements

The Clinical Teaching Certificate Program will consist of the following components:

  1. Attendance at regularly scheduled workshops (live in person or remotely) in which a specific aspect of teaching is explored and participants are provided tools for success
  2. Completion of the required self-directed elective modules by May 1, 2023
  3. Participation and evaluation of each participant within a defined area of hands on teaching experiences throughout the year (see below for more information)
  4. Completion of a Teaching Portfolio

Enrollment in Clinical Teaching Certificate Program:   Enrollment in the program will be open until the first workshop on September 7, 2022. Participants will be contacted by the Program Directors prior to the start of the program with details for accessing the learning management system (Canvas).

If you are interested in the program but you are not a pharmacy resident, please use this link to learn more about the Clinical Teaching Certificate Program


Program Description
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  • “This program is excellent. I rarely say that about programs but this program deserves that rating. A must for anyone in clinical practice who graduated before pharmacogenomics was part of their…curriculum.”
  • “Very useful course material that will have great impact on all those who go on to translate this in the clinic in any capacity - as nurses, pharmacists or physicians.”

Online program offered by The University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and the College of Nursing

This practice-based, interactive program provides pharmacists and other health care providers with an understanding of how genetic factors influence drug disposition, response, and adverse effects. Knowledge gained from this program will enhance participants’ ability to apply genetic information to clinical practice.

Topics covered include:

  • Fundamentals of pharmacogenomics;
  • Impact of pharmacogenomics on drug clinical pharmacology;
  • Interpretation of pharmacogenomic test results;
  • Interpretation of pharmacogenomic literature and use of evidence-based guidelines;
  • Case-based scenarios of clinically-actionable pharmacogenomic examples in the areas of drug-induced hypersensitivity reactions, pain, neurology, psychiatry, cardiology, and oncology;
  • Patient and provider education on pharmacogenomics;
  • Clinical implementation of pharmacogenomics in different healthcare settings

Discount available for CU faculty, preceptors, and alumni, and UC Health clinicians. Contact for more information.


Extend your knowledge of managing complex diabetes patients using pattern management and technology, including continuous glucose monitoring devices, with our new education series.

This series offers three unique learning levels of diabetes continuing education to meet everyone's educational needs.


Home Study - Guide yourself through 6 hours of home study.


Home Study + Live Case Discussion - Participate in 6 hours of home study then 2 hours of live case discussions (via Zoom) with School of Pharmacy faculty experts in diabetes.


Certificate - The certificate program combines home study, live case discussion with 40 hours of practical training completed with our experiential partner RXVIP. This practical training is done using telehealth practice, making it fully remote and catered to your availability!

Completion of the certificate, awards 48 hours of continuing education credit, real-time experience counseling complex diabetic patients, and a formal CU CE certificate

Experiential Training Hours

If attendees select to complete the certificate, they will complete the remote practice/experiential training portion through University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences approved tele-health partner, RxVIP.


RXVIP Concierge is an award-winning company on a mission to enhance the role of pharmacists as part of the health care continuum.


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