Identifying Messages to PROmote Value & Education (IMPROVE) of Generic Prescribing Module

As drug costs continue to rise, it is important to provide patients with the best options when it comes to their prescriptions. This module is meant to change clinician perspectives on generic oral contraceptives by promoting an understanding of current attitudes. Understanding prescriber barriers and facilitators to prescribing generic drugs is critical to improving 'generic efficiency' for oral contraceptives. This module will not only promote this understanding and the prescription of generics, but also promote the need to converse with patients about generics.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed for physicians and other allied healthcare professionals in the primary care specialty.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the activity, participants will be able to:

  • Clinicians will be able to define therapeutically equivalence and how it equates to generic oral contraceptives;
  • Clinicians will be able to recognize the cost benefits of prescribing generic OCPs;
  • Clinicians will be able to recognize barriers to prescribing generic OCPs.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Alyssa Kenney
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
Available credit: 
  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.25 Participation
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
  Vineet Arora, MD, MAPP
  Associate Professor of Medicine
  Assistant Dean for Scholarship and Discovery
  Director of GME Clinical Learning Environment Innovation
  Jeanne Farnan, MD, MHPE
  Associate Professor of Medicine

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with anycommercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Board of Internal Medicine MOC II Credit
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to .25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
This activity is approved for 0.25 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 0.25 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 18023084. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies.

Other Healthcare Professions Credit
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