As a physician, you may be eligible to earn CPD credits by listening to “In Dialogue,” CPSO’s podcast series where we speak to health system experts on issues related to medical regulation, the delivery of quality care, physician wellness, and initiatives to address bias and discrimination in health care. Here’s how!
The College of Family Physicians of Canada
- You may claim non-certified credits for listening to a podcast.
- Go to cfpc.ca/login.
- Click on the large Mainpro+ logo.
- Click on ENTER A CPD ACTIVITY — green button below your name (in the top left of the screen).
- Select the Category type and click on Self-Learning.
- Click on Non-Certified.
- Choose Self-Learning from the drop-down menu.
- Click on CONTINUE — green button the bottom right.
- Fill out the form and click on submit at the bottom of the screen. Your form will be submitted for review.
- You can also earn certified credits by completing a Linking Learning exercise (such as a Linking Learning to Practice). As Linking Learning exercises are based on what was learned from the activity, not the time spent, your listening to a podcast could possibly generate multiple questions or learning opportunities. The exercise requires you to generate a question on information that you have acquired as a result of listening to the podcast.
- Go to cfpc.ca/login.
- Click on the large Mainpro+ logo on the centre of the screen to the right of the PROFILE box.
- Click on ENTER A CPD ACTIVITY — green button below your name (in the top left of the screen.
- Select the Category type and click on Assessment.
- Click on Certified.
- Click on specific Linking Learning exercise.
For questions regarding Mainpro+ credit reporting, please contact the CFPC at: [email protected] or 1-800-387-6197 x560.
Medical Psychotherapy Association of Canada
You may claim credits for “In Dialogue” podcast series participation. You can count the time spent participating as CE-Self Directed (SD) under the CanMEDS Role Communicator.
Note: There is a maximum to this type of CPD activity that is not in the Medical Expert Role.
- Go to the MDPAC website at mdpac.ca.
- Click on CE/CCI.
- Click on Create New Item.
- In the right hand column CE-Self Directed.
- Click on Online and then complete the entry, providing the date, duration, title, website and CanMEDS Role - Communicator.
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
- Depending upon your activity and engagement, you are eligible to claim the activity under Section 2: Podcasts, Audio, Video and you will be awarded 0.5 credits per activity. MAINPORT will ask you to indicate the name of the podcast and your thoughts, conclusions or outcomes identified.
- You may also be able to claim credits if you are stimulated to ask a question related to your own practice and then follow that up with some sort of educational activity related to that question. In most cases, this would be a Section 2 activity through a Personal Learning Project and credits can be submitted accordingly (2 credits per hour). In MAINPORT, the template will ask you to record the topic or subject of the PLP and your thoughts, conclusions or outcomes.
The Royal College has support tools for all physicians participating in the MOC Program that range from helping physicians identify their learning needs to recording their activities and outcomes in the MAINPORT ePortfolio.