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Controlled Substances/Opioid Bundle (DEA Required Hours)

Total Credits: 8 including 8 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s), 8 Opioid Credits

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MOMA - Mississippi
Dr. Melissa Stephens, MD |  Dr. John Smith, PhD |  Dr. James Mitchell, DO |  Samantha Odem, PharmD |  Dr. J. Mark Bailey, DO, PhD |  Dr. Tiffany Worthington, DO |  Dr. J. Anthony Cloy, MD
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Effective June 27, 2023, the US Department of Justice’s Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has issued new requirements for new and renewing DEA licensure applicants.  All applicants/renewals (with some listed exceptions) must attest to a one-time requirement of eight (8) hours training on opioid or other substance use disorders for practitioners renewing or newly applying for a registration from the DEA to prescribe any Schedule II-V controlled medications. The courses included in this bundle cover CME topics relevant for prescribing controlled substances, and are mostly specific to safe prescribing of opioids.  This bundle will satisfy the new DEA requirement. 


Dr. Melissa Stephens, MD's Profile

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Associate Dean of GME and Population Health

William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Melissa Stephens, MD earned her Bachelor of Arts in Biology with Distinction at the University of Missouri - Kansas City, where she also earned her Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree in '1998. She went on to complete a residency in Family Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC), where she served as Chief Resident in 2001. She then remained at the University of Kansas, where she acted as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, Medical Director for Student Health in the KUMC Student Health Clinic, and a research investigator in the KU Family Medicine Research Division. She later served as a faculty member in graduate medical education at the Goppert-Trinity Family Medicine Residency Program in Kansas City (now Research Family Medicine).

ln addition to her academic career, Dr. Stephens has spent more than a decade in clinical practice in both rural and urban settings. ln 2005, Dr. Stephens began caring for an underserved patient population located in rural central Missouri, where she also spent time in service to the National Health Service Corp. ln 2010, Dr. Stephens joined Valley Medical Center, the most comprehensive, multi-specialty physician practice between Spokane, Washington, and Boise, ldaho. ln 2012, she relocated to the Gulf Coast, where she worked as a Staff Physician in Primary Care, as well as served as a Medical Director for the Ready Care Clinic for Singing River Health System. 

In 2013, she became an Adjunct Clinical Professor with the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She joined the faculty full-time in 2015 as an Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences in the Department of Family Medicine.  She currently serves as the Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education and Population Health at the medical school. 

Dr. Stephens has always felt a strong sense of commitment to serving the communities within which she has lived. Over the years, she has served on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity, The Place at the Lake (Domestic Violence Shelter), and the Northwest Children's Home (Residential Treatment Center for abused, neglected, and abandoned children and youth in need of mental health services). 

Currently, Dr. Stephens serves on the Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians Foundation Board of Trustees (President); the Children's Advocacy Centers of Mississippi Board of Directors; the Office of Mississippi Physician Workforce Advisory Board and Executive Committee; the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners National Faculty; and the Schools Against Vaping Advisory Council.  

Dr. Stephens is a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. John Smith, PhD's Profile

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Assistant Dean of Admissions

William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine

John K. Smith, PhD is a native of Jackson, MS. He graduated from Boston College in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology degree. He earned a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2008. He has published in multiple peer reviewed journals and has been the recipient of several awards including The Charles Randall Research Award and The American Association for Cancer Research Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Award. Dr. Smith completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Thoracic Head and Neck Medical Oncology at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. His research interests include the role of Janus Kinase (JAK) signaling in tumorigenesis, and insulin-like growth factor receptor involvement in tumor development and progression. 

Dr. Smith joined the faculty at William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM) in 2011 as a Professor of Pre-clinical Sciences (Pharmacology). He was awarded Best Science Professor in 2011 and 2012 and co-awarded this same distinction in 2013. In 2022, he accepted the position of Assistant Dean for Student A?airs. He is responsible for the recruitment of eligible applicants and formulating policies directly related to WCUCOM admissions and student services. Dr. Smith lives in Hattiesburg, MS with his wife and child. 

Dr. James Mitchell, DO's Profile

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences

William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine

James M. Mitchell DO, FACOEP was born in Biloxi, MS. He received at BA from Baylor University and his DO degree from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1983. He practiced emergency medicine for 25 years in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Oklahoma. After leaving the ER he practiced wound care and hyperbaric medicine for 2 years before moving to Texas and working at the VA in Waco. He currently is on the faculty at William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences in the Department of Family Medicine. In addition to his faculty position he has a part- time addiction medicine practice in Gulfport, MS. 

He has 4 children scattered across the country and 6 grandchildren. His hobbies including fishing and boating, reading, and snow skiing.  In addition, he has gotten involved in competing in triathlons and is training to run his first marathon. He is very involved in medical missions and currently takes Carey medical students on medical mission trips to the Dominican Republic and Haiti through Mission of Hope.

Samantha Odem, PharmD's Profile

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Samantha Odem, PharmD – Assistant Professor of Pharmacy, William Carey University School of Pharmacy, Gulfport, MS

Topic: Controlled Substance Management
Disclosures:  None

Pharmacy School:  Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, 2013

BIO: Dr. Odem is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at William Carey University School of Pharmacy. She is an ambulatory care pharmacist at a Federally Qualified Health Center clinic as part of her university appointment. She is a pharmacy consultant for a local opioid addiction recovery clinic. Dr. Odem sits on the advisory board for the Mississippi Delta Health Collaborative Medication Therapy. Prior to her appointment at William Carey University, Dr. Odem served the gulf coast community in hospital and retail pharmacy. Her practice and scholarly interests include improving medication therapy management and combating the opioid epidemic. 

Dr. J. Mark Bailey, DO, PhD's Profile

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Professor of Neurology and Anesthesiology

University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)

J. Mark Bailey, DO, PhD is a native Mississippian who attended Millsaps College as an undergraduate and the University of MS Medical Center for his PhD in Anatomy.  He attended the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pomona California and afterwards relocated to Birmingham Alabama for internship and residency.  Dr. Bailey was in private practice for 13 years and is now Professor of Neurology and Anesthesiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).  He is board certified in both Neurology and Pain. Dr. Bailey is a past president of the Alabama Osteopathic Medical Association.  He is President-elect and a fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Neurologists and Psychiatrists.  Dr. Bailey participated in the creation of the Osteopathic Pain Medicine Boards and serves as the AOA advisor to the AMA CPT committee.  He is the AOA representative to the Federation of State Medical Boards Opioid Task Force as well as the American Academy of Neurology representative to the AMA Opioid Task Force.

Dr. Tiffany Worthington, DO's Profile

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Associate Dean, Clinical Sciences

William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Tiffany Worthington, DO received a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the University of Pikeville, Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (UP-KYCOM) in May 2006. She has a special interest in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) and participated in a one-year scholars program in the Osteopathic Principles and Practices department during her time at UP-KYCOM. She received her Internship/Residency training in Family Practice-OMT through Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky, OH, in 2009.  She has always had a heart for rural primary care and was in private practice in Wiggins, MS, until December of 2017. She also served as an ambassador for the National Health Service Corps (2012-2015). In January of 2018, she joined the faculty at William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine and currently serves as the Associate Dean of Clinical Sciences. She serves on the executive board of the Mississippi Osteopathic Medical Association (MOMA) and has been an advocate for the osteopathic medical profession both in the state and regionally. 

Dr. J. Anthony Cloy, MD's Profile

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Medical Director

Mississippi Physician Health Program

J. Anthony Cloy, MD, earned his medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in 1991 and completed a Family Medicine residency there in 1994. After seven years of traditional practice, he returned as faculty in the Family Medicine Department at UMMC in 2001 where he rose to the rank of Associate Professor. While at UMMC, he participated in the organization's Opioid Task Force and Controlled Substance education series. Dr. Cloy is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine and is a member of AAFP, STFM, AMA, and ASAM. He is past president and secretary of the  Mississippi Society of Addiction Medicine and has served on the planning committee for the Mississippi Addictions Conference. As a member of the Mississippi Physician Health Committee, he served as chair prior to his appointment as Mississippi Physician Health Program Medical Director in 2021.