Online CMEs are a great alternative to attending courses and conferences, which can be quite expensive
CFPC offers Self Learning programs, including practice SAMPs, click here.
CFPC offers e-therapeutic highlights by email; register on their website.
CMA website daily emails of Info POEMS, which are a synopsis of new evidence. Requires Login info here.
OCFP Annual Scientific Assembly - Fall
Rural and Remote Medicine - Spring
American Academy of Family Physicians: Family Medicine Experience (FMX) - Fall
CFPC Family Medicine Forum (FMF) - Fall
PriMed Canada - Spring
The CFPC program for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) allows physicians to document and maintain their continuing education and provides methods for evaluating CPD programs.
Please visit www.cfpc.ca for up-to-date details.
How MAINPRO+ Works
When you join CFPC as a member, you start your first five-year MAINPRO+ cycle
In each cycle, you must accrue a minimum of 250 credits. Minimum of 25 credits per year
Reporting MAINPRO+ credits is done online through your CFPC login
You must retain proof of participation in all types of MAINPRO+ credits for at least six years because members are randomly selected for credit validation.
MAINPRO+ and Residents
Residents are not required to participate in MAINPRO+; however, many residents participate in MAINPRO+ eligible activities, such as conferences and ACLS.
CFPC encourages residents to track their MAINPRO+ activities as UP TO 40 CERTIFIED MAINPRO+ CREDITS EARNED AND REPORTED DURING THE RESIDENCY CYCLE WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY CARRIED FORWARD TO YOUR FIRST ACTIVE MAINPRO+ CYCLE (i.e. into your first cycle as a practicing physician). To learn more about reporting these credits visit: www.cfpc.ca/reportcredits
Note that only activities outside of your residency program can be claimed, for example mandatory teaching at your site does not count.
The CFPC Self Learning program is free to residents, allows you to certified MAINPRO+ credits, and has practice SAMPs available for exam preparation. Visithttp://cfpc.ca/sli/.