Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University
Institute of Emerging Health Professions
Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis & Hemp

Education

Our certificates are offered in partnership with the Center for Forensic Science Research & Education.  For over twenty years the Center has been at the forefront of the forensic community, providing novel developments in research, training and education in the forensic sciences.  Their internationally recognized staff have partnered with the Lambert Center and Thomas Jefferson University to provide an unparalleled learning experience in this emerging field. Learn more about their systems for the early identification and notification of Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) in the drug supply in the United States.   

Current offerings

The graduate certificate in Cannabinoid Pharmacology is designed to teach learners the mechanisms of drug action and aspects of pharmacokinetics as it relates to cannabis.

The graduate certificate in Cannabis Medicine is designed to equip clinicians with the understanding of current cannabinoid therapies  and their health effects. 

The graduate certificate in Cannabinoid Chemistry and Toxicology is designed to equip those working in and regulating the emerging legal cannabis industry with an understanding of analytical methodologies for the identification and interpretation of cannabis and cannabinoid products. 


We provide accredited continuing professional education for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and pharmacists regarding the potential uses of medicinal cannabis. Many states, including Pennsylvania, require healthcare professionals to receive such education before recommending medicinal cannabis products or addressing patient needs in a registered dispensing facility.

All certified programs are designed to meet the continuing education needs of healthcare professionals as the use of medical cannabis expands. Lambert Center programs present valid, balanced, and objective content that reflects the scientific standards of academic medicine. Jefferson, as a nationally recognized provider of continuing professional education for physicians and pharmacists, develops these programs in accord with the requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).

Play the video above to learn about the Pennsylvania Department of Health-approved, Jefferson-accredited 4-hour continuing education course for PA health professionals. Register here to take the course.

Current offerings

The DoH/CE Credit activity is a 4-hour set of 7 modules that fulfills the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s training requirement for physicians who wish to recommend medicinal cannabis to patients, and for physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, and nurse practitioners who wish to work in Pennsylvania dispensaries. 

The CE Credit Only activity is an accredited CE program that includes 6 video modules on medicinal cannabis and is accredited for 3.5 hours. All 6 modules must be completed, along with successful completion of the 20 question post test in order to receive CE credit for this educational activity.

Each disease specific course focuses on a different topic featuring expert speakers intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and pharmacists. These courses are not part of the PA Department of Health- approved training program.

Elective Courses: