Prescriber Education Program

What is the Prescriber Education Program?

The Prescriber Education Program (PEP) is a partnership between the Department of Health and the State University of New York (SUNY) Medical and Pharmacy institutions. PEP provides prescribers with an evidence based, non-commercial source of the latest objective information about pharmaceuticals.

What is the goal of the program?

The goal of the program is to optimize the quality of care for New York State Medicaid beneficiaries by providing clinicians with the most current information on best practices in pharmaceuticals and therapeutics. There are two main components to the Prescriber Education program. The first component, the "core curriculum" is accessible to Medicaid clinicians statewide via the training links http://nypep.nysdoh.suny.edu/pep.html. The materials found on the training sites were developed by DOH and Medicaid's academic partners. The second component of the prescriber program is statewide on-site educational sessions. These sessions take place in clinics and physicians' offices. This component involves a combination of educational materials, phone conversations, and face-to-face visits by academic clinical pharmacists from SUNY Medical and Pharmacy campuses.

Academic Partners:

SUNY

For more information regarding the Prescriber Education Program visit: http://nypep.nysdoh.suny.edu/home

Contact Information

Program Coordinator: Colette Montague:
e-mail: colettem@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 645-4804
FAX: (716) 829-6093