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Flexible for Health Care Professionals

Each of the 5 day-long seminars is designed to be self-contained. Interested participants can register for individual seminars as desired, attending the seminars that are of most interest, at times that are of greatest convenience, in the order that makes the most sense for their busy schedules. At least once annually, the Course is offered in its entirety on 5 consecutive days for trainees who prefer a concentrated experience. Students who complete all five seminars receive a Certificate of Professional Development from the Perelman School of Medicine, and can choose to go on to complete the "take home" self-directed learning modules qualifying them for certification as a Master Tobacco Treatment Specialist (CTTS-M).

Individual seminar days run approximately 10 hours in total, accompanied by approximately 4 hours of take home self-study material. Seminars are organized according to the following general scheme:

Early morning session Basic / Background concepts 2 hrs
Late morning session Analysis of advanced topics / literature review 2 hrs
Early afternoon session Clinical time / small groups 2 hrs
Late afternoon session Debrief / Video review 2 hrs
Early evening Seminar evaluation and feedback 1/2 hr
Take Home Clinical integration activities 4 hrs

Advanced Credentialing

Upon completion of course materials, participants are eligible to receive the designation of CTTS-M (Master Tobacco Treatment Specialist) once the following requirements have been met:

  • Successfully score 80% or higher on the comprehensive final exam.
  • Provide documentation of at least 250 hours of direct patient care experience utilizing Course content.
  • Submit at least 3 written case reports, including description of lessons learned through self-directed examination of the literature.
  • Provide a written recommendation from their clinical supervisor or equivalent.

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