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New Members

CPSO welcomes you to the medical profession in Ontario.

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Quick links to information for new members

The Practice Guide outlines the profession’s values and principles of medical practice. It provides assistance to the profession in determining its specific duties and the reasons for those duties. It also organizes our existing policies within a principled framework.

College Policies provide more specific guidance on issues, grounded in the values, principles and duties of medical professionalism. They also reflect relevant legal requirements found in legislation, regulation and by-laws.

The Infection Prevention and Control for Clinical Office Practice is a best practices document developed by The Provincial Infection Diseases Advisory Committee in collaboration with the CPSO.

Dialogue is our official publication that includes articles and practice profiles related to health regulation, policies, health trends and practice improvement.

The Find a Doctor database includes your name and details about your qualifications, practice location, registration history, hospital(s) privileges, and other information the CPSO is mandated to collect and make available to the public.

College members are permitted to establish a professional incorporation and practice medicine through their corporation. Application forms and further information are available under Incorporation Issuance and Renewal.

All physicians in Ontario are required to participate in Continuing Professional Development (CPD), which includes a self-assessment component and meets the requirements set by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) or the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). Each year, the CPSO requires physicians to provide proof of their participation in a CPD program offered by the RCPSC; CFPC; or an alternative approved program.

Our physician and facility assessment programs reviewed more than 10,000 physicians during the past 30 years, leading to improvements to individual behaviours and practices. If you intend to perform procedures at an out-of-hospital premises, you must notify the College.

Our Physician Advisory Service answers thousands of questions every year from doctors just like you. Email or call us at 1-800-268-7096 ext. 606 or 416-967-2606 when you need help.


Sign up for eConsult

  • eConsult is a secure, web-based tool that provides physicians and nurse practitioners timely access to specialist advice.
  • New family doctors may sign up immediately.
  • For more information on how to sign up, email [email protected] or call 613-798-5555, ext. 81550.
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