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FRAMEWORK OF CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPEMNT ACTIVITIES


CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPPEMENT ACCREDITATION
The Continuing Professional Development (CPD), Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Education (CACME) and is an accredited CPD provider for:
  • the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada,
  • the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

Program Organizers

Program organizers must visit the websites of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and/or the College of Family Physicians of Canada to ensure that their program meets the organization’s criteria for accreditation.

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) RCPSC - CPD
  • College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) CFPC - CPD
  • Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) AFMC - CACME



Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
CATEGORYEXAMPLESCREDIT RATING
Section 1: Group Learning

Accredited Activities:
Conferences, rounds, journal clubs or small-group activities that adhere to the Royal College standards. Accredited group learning activities can occur face-to-face or web-based (online).

  • Accredited rounds, journal clubs or small-groups
  • Accredited conferences
1 credit per hour

Unaccredited Activities:
Rounds, journal clubs or small-group activities in the process of meeting the educational and ethical standards; rural or local conferences that have no industry sponsorship.

  • Unaccredited rounds, journal clubs, small groups
  • Accredited conferencesUnaccredited conferences without industry support
0.5 credits per hour (maximum of 50 credits per cycle)

Section 2: Self-Learning

Planned Learning:
Learning activities initiated by the identification of a need, problem, issue or goal, either at or separate from the point of care, leading to the creation of a learning plan developed independently or in collaboration with peers or mentors.

  • Fellowships
100 credits per year
  • Formal courses
25 credits per course
  • Personal training projects
2 credits per hour
  • Traineeships
2 credits per hour

Scanning:
Resources that physicians use to enhance their awareness of new evidence, perspectives or findings that may be potentially relevant to their professional practice.

  • Journal reading
1 credit per article
  • Podcasts, audiotapes, videotapes
0.5 credits per activity
  • Internet searching (Medscape, UpToDate, DynaMed)
0.5 credits per activity
  • InfoPOEMSs, CardioCLIPs
0.25 credits per activity

System Learning:
Activities that stimulate learning through contributions to practice standards, patient safety, quality of care; curriculum development, or assessment (examination boards, peer review)

  • Practice guidelines development
20 credits per year
  • enQuality care/patient safety committee
15 credits per year
  • Curriculum development
15 credits per year
  • Examination development
15 credits per year
  • Peer assessment
15 credits per year

Section 3: Assessment

Knowledge Assessment:
Programs accredited by Royal College CPD providers that provide data with feedback to individual physicians regarding their current knowledge base to enable the identification of needs and the development of future learning opportunities relevant to their practice.

  • Accredited self-assessment programs
3 credits per hour

System Learning:
Activities that stimulate learning through contributions to practice standards, patient safety, quality of care; curriculum development, or assessment (examination boards, peer review)

  • Simulation
3 credits per hour
  • Chart audit and feedback
3 credits per hour
  • Multi-source feedback
3 credits per hour
  • Educational/administrative assessments
3 credits per hour


College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)
Update Coming Soon


American Medical Association (AMA)

The American Medical Association (AMA) and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC): 2014-2016 Continuing Medical Education Agreement

AMA will convert Royal College MOC credits. The American Medical Association (AMA) and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Royal College) have renewed their CME agreement. Under the new agreement, select activities approved for Royal College MOC Credits are eligible for conversion to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This agreement is in place from Jan. 1, 2014 through Dec. 31, 2016.

National Specialty Societies and Simulation Programs that have been approved by the Royal College as accredited CPD providers are covered by this agreement.


It is mandatory to include the following AMA credit statement verbatim on all disseminated promotional materials and certificates distributed to physicians for credit conversion eligibility:

Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme.


Updated: 2014-08-29

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