Physicians practicing in Canada are required to renew their license annually by completing a program called Continuing Medical Education (CME) or Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Each physician must be able to attest that they are compliant with the CME/CPD requirements of either the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) or the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). The RCPSC program for specialists is called MAINCERT or Maintenance of Certification (MOC), whereas the CFPC program for GPs/FPs is called MainPro or Maintenance of Proficiency (MOP).
|Program||MainPro/ MOP||MAINCERT/ MOC|
|Administrative body||College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)||Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)|
|More information at:||http://www.cfpc.ca/CPD/||http://www.royalcollege.ca/rcsite/cpd/moc-program/moc-framework-e|
CME/CPD accredited courses are offered on a wide variety of topics in several formats, including online and in-person workshops, lunch and learns, seminars, grand rounds, conferences, and more. These credits are offered by several institutions, including the University of British Columbia (UBC), which is the provincial authority on accreditation of CME/CPD events and courses.
Most physicians in the CIRD meet their credit requirements through a combination of attending local in-person CME-accredited events, online courses, and travelling to Vancouver or elsewhere to attend other in-person CME/CPD accredited sessions.
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