University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Office of Primary Care and Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program

vermont academic detailing

Vermont Academic Detailing Program

THE VERMONT ACADEMIC DETAILING PROGRAM is a university-based prescriber education and support program. The Program is offered by the University of Vermont’s Office of Primary Care with funding from public and private sources, including the State of Vermont. There is no pharmaceutical company sponsorship associated with the Vermont Academic Detailing Program nor do the program faculty have any ties to the pharmaceutical industry. The faculty objectively review clinical topics, covering the latest evidence for lifestyle changes and generic medications in addition to the latest in medication releases. This information is shared with prescribers across Vermont.

The goal of the Vermont Academic Detailing Program is to promote high quality, evidence-based, patient-centered, and cost-effective treatment decisions by health care professionals.

The program consists of one-hour, interactive visits between one or more prescribers and a pharmacist or physician academic detailer. Academic detailing visits are typically delivered in the convenience of the prescribers’ offices. The program presents an objective overview of evidence from studies about the various medications and other treatments used to manage a specific medical condition. Patient resources and handouts often accompany the prescriber information.


New "Management of Type 2 Diabetes"
This new topic includes reviewing strategies for lifestyle changes, new non-insulin medications to treat type 2 diabetes, and an overview of insulin, and provides patient education resources.

Topics still available:

  • "Practical Approaches for Discontinuing Medications"
  • "Management of ADHD"
  • "Management of Migraines"
  • “Management of Insomnia”

Certain topics are on the subject of safe and effective prescribing of controlled substances. The following topics meet the definition of a Required Subject in Prescribing Controlled Substances for license renewal with the Vermont Board of Medical Practice.

  • "Management of ADHD"
  • “Management of Insomnia”

Scheduling and Other Important Information

These free programs offer prescribers CME credit and can be scheduled as small group or one-on-one sessions in your office for any of these topics; we also offer "live" sessions online. Please contact Vermont Academic Detailing Program Coordinator Laurie McLean, at 802-656-2888 or to schedule a session.

To achieve our goals, we rely on the guidance and broad opinions of multiple stakeholders. We have formalized these stakeholders as Vermont Academic Detailing Program Advisors. The role of the Program Advisor is to provide opinions and practical advice regarding the approach, direction, and operation of the Vermont Academic Detailing Program.

For more information about academic detailing beyond Vermont, please visit the National Resource Center for Academic Detailing (NaRCAD).

Last modified January 08 2015 01:03 PM