CPD/Practice Improvement Resources

Whether you’re a physician who’s received feedback about an area requiring improvement or you’ve self-identified a part of your practice you’d like to develop, we’ve compiled a selection of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and practice improvement resources to support your learning.

*Please note this selection is not intended to be comprehensive or complete, and inclusion is not necessarily an endorsement by the CPSO.

The resources are organized using the CanMEDS 2015 framework and categorized alphabetically within the CanMEDS role most reflective of its content. Searchable databases, catalogues and other providers are collected separately in the links below.

Resources by CanMEDS Role

Medical Expert Role Resources (includes consent, clinical skills, safe opioid prescribing, medical assistance in dying)
Professional Role Resources (includes ethics, boundaries, physician health)
Communicator Role Resources (includes medical record-keeping, patient communication)
Collaborator Role Resources (includes inter/intra professional communication)
Leader Role Resources (includes practice management)
Health Advocate Role Resources (includes health promotion, patient safety)
Scholar Role Resources (includes self-directed learning)


Searchable Databases, Catalogues and Other Providers

CAMH Courses
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Canadian Medical Association CPG Infobase: Clinical Practice Guidelines Database
Canadian Medical Association

Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care, Guidelines
Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care

Clinical Tools and Resources for Family Physicians
Ontario College of Family Physicians

machealth Programs
Division of e-Learning Innovation, Michael G DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University

MDCME Online Courses

Ontario Hospital Association Continuing Education Website
Ontario Hospital Association

RCPSC Approved Group Learning Activities by Specialty
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

RCPSC Approved Self-assessment Activities by Specialty
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Simulation Courses

The Well
Centre for Effective Practice

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: National Guideline Clearinghouse
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services


CPD Academic Offices

McMaster University - Faculty of Health Sciences - Continuing Health Sciences Education

Northern Ontario School of Medicine - Faculty of Medicine – Health Sciences and Interprofessional Education

University of Ottawa - Faculty of Medicine – Office of Continuing Professional Development

Queen's – Faculty of Health Sciences – Continuing Professional Development

University of Toronto - Faculty of Medicine - Continuing Professional Development

Western University - Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry - Continuing Professional Development

Contact Us

For general questions about the regulation requiring continuing professional development, contact the Physician Advisory Services at 416-967-2603 or Toll Free: 1-800-268-7096 Ext. 606.

For other inquiries about CPD/practice improvement, contact the Education Coordinator at CPD@cpso.on.ca, 416-967-2600 or Toll Free: 1-800-268-7096 Ext. 747.