Faculty & Clinical Affairs

Alan P. Marco, M.D., M.M.M., Associate Dean
Albert F. Painter Jr., Psy.D., Assistant Dean

Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
Sponsored Graduate Medical Education Programs
Resident Manual

Item 401
Prescribing Controlled Substances
Revised September 2003

Each resident is assigned a DEA number. The program's fiscal agent is identified by a letter prefix to designate the specific teaching hospital.


Children's Medical Center


Good Samaritan Hospital


Kettering Medical Center


Miami Valley Hospital


Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Dayton)


Wright-Patterson Medical Center

The number assigned to each resident is specific for that individual. The following example illustrates the system:

AM2789482 M98 001

The first 9 characters shall be the hospital's DEA number.
The next 3 characters shall be the hospital code and the year the number is issued.
The last 3 characters shall be the number of the individual physician participant.

A resident uses the assigned number for writing outpatient prescriptions for controlled substances during educational training. Residents who have a temporary teaching assignment off-site at another teaching hospital should continue to use the assigned "home base" number. However, should residents moonlight for the purpose of generating additional income, the physicians must obtain and use their DEA number and not use the hospital assigned number. Residents must not use the hospital assigned DEA number for the purpose of prescribing controlled substances for themselves or for family members.

Graduate medical education participants shall not use the privilege of training licensure for the prescribing of controlled substances outside of their training institutions, or for individuals who are not patients of the training institutions that are designated to support an accredited, school-sponsored program.

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