Obesity Management 2: Pharmacotherapy

Obesity Management Learning Series

This interactive training module teaches learners how to safely pursue pharmacotherapy for obesity by supporting evidence-based prescription of medications for people with obesity, avoiding medication-induced weight gain and initiating medication-facilitated weight loss as part of a complete treatment plan. After completing this module, learners will be able to:​

  • Identify prescription and over-the-counter medications that may promote weight gain. 
  • Describe the mechanisms of action of FDA-approved anti-obesity medications.
  • Identify side effect profiles, medical contraindications, and drug-drug interactions of anti-obesity medications.
  • Prescribe medication for weight loss, as part of a complete treatment plan that includes lifestyle modifications.

The learning series is complemented by patient education materials specifically designed to bolster the physician recommendations and support patient commitment and success.

This module offers both CME and MOC credit free to members and for a small fee to non-members.

NON-MEMBERS: Note that CME/MOC for this activity is a free benefit for ACP members. Non-members who wish to submit for CME/MOC must pay a $25 processing fee by clicking “Learn More/Buy.”

The obesity management learning curriculum is supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk Inc.


Up to 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ and MOC Points
Expires January 11, 2024   active


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Obesity Management Learning Series

ACP's comprehensive Obesity Management curriculum is comprised of three web-based modules that offer practical guidance to support physicians and their medical team in treating patients with overweight and obesity. The goal of the curriculum is to increase physicians’ confidence in initiating patient conversations and providing counseling on treatment options to patients with obesity.