Pain Education, VCU School of Medicine Pain Education, VCU School of Medicine Virginia Commonwealth University VCU Medical Center

VCU Department of Family Medicine


Frequently Asked Questions

Curriculum FAQ’s

Learning Management System FAQ’s

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Curriculum FAQ’s

  • Who should complete the curriculum?
    Any provider (trainee, physician, nurse, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, pharmacist, podiatrist, dentist, or other allied health professional) involved in chronic pain management.
  • How do I access the curriculum?
    Select “Access Program” in the left navigation sidebar and select your specific user affiliation.
  • What is the specific content?
    The curriculum includes five modules on pain assessment and management; two modules on challenges and legal matters and a module on managing pain in Virginia (specific for Virginia providers). There are three to five educational objectives within each module supported by case-based pre-test questions, evidence-based content, and post-test questions. Other features include evidence-based content with references linked to PubMed, original tables (pharmacology tables and urine drug testing interpretation tables), practice tools (visit templates, pain agreements and policies), numerous web links, and a printable continuing education certificate.
  • Can I get continuing education credit?
    YES! Continuing education (CE) credit has been approved for physicians, pharmacists and dentists in Virginia. Continuing education is in process for non-Virginia providers. Credit is awarded by module completed.
  • How will I know that I received credit?
    There is a printable continuing education certificate upon completion of each specific module with the date completed and credit awarded.
  • How long will it take to complete the course?
    Each of the seven modules will take about 30–60 minutes to complete. The modules can be done in any order, according to your current educational needs and interests.
  • Can I re-access the course to use the practice resources?
    You may re-access the content and practice resources at any time, even before you have completed the entire curriculum.
  • Learning Management System FAQ’s

  • How do I register for a course or event?
    To register for a course or event, click on the "Register" button next to the desired course or event on the Activities Calendar page, or on the Activity Detail page. You will then be directed to the Registration page for that activity. Once you complete the Registration form, you will be directed to the Confirmation page. The Confirmation page provides the details of your registration for the selected course or event. You will also receive these details in a confirmation e-mail, sent to the address you provided.
  • How do I access an online course?
    First, you must register for the online course (see “How do I register..” above). Once you have completed the Registration form for the course, you will be directed to the Confirmation page. To access the course, click the “Proceed to Online Course” button at the bottom of the Confirmation page. Once you have registered for a course, you may also access that course by following the “Courses” link under the “My Courses and Events” section in your navigation bar on the left.
  • How do I quickly re-access the course?
    Select “Web Activities” in the left bar. Select the online course you have registered for. It will take to a screen where you are able to select “Launch Course.”
  • How do I change my password?
    To change your LMS account password, follow the “Change Password” link under the Manage My Account section in your navigation bar on the left.
  • How do I change my name, address or other personal information?
    To change any of your LMS account details, follow the “Account Details“ link under the Manage My Account section in your navigation bar on the left.

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