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Category: Mainpro+ Tips

You’ve been invited to join a scientific planning committee: Now what?

Your role in certified program development With the recent changes CFPC has made in establishing firm quality criteria for programs seeking Mainpro+ certification, the need for planning committees with superb skill and knowledge capacities is essential to a highly functional CPD system. If you’ve been invited to join a committee to plan a certified CPD…

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Credit Requirement Poll Results and Reporting Deadline Reminder

Last month we asked, “Do both certified and non-certified credits quality for the CFPC’s minimum annual credit requirement?” The correct answer is: YES! Both certified and non-certified credits fulfill this requirement. All Mainpro+ participants, including Non-Member Mainpro+ Participants, are required to earn and report a minimum of 25 credits per year during their five-year cycle. The…

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Free Self Learning™ Resource—Focus On: Opioids

The CFPC is a proud supporter of Opioid Wisely, a Choosing Wisely Canada Campaign that encourages thoughtful conversations between clinicians and patients to reduce the potential harms associated with opioid prescribing. With the recent launch of this campaign, the CFPC wishes to remind members of their free online access to Focus On: Opioids, a special issue of…

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Mainpro+ Manual and Video Tips

Mainpro+ User Manual Mainpro+® (Maintenance of Proficiency) is the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) program designed to support and promote continuing professional development (CPD) for family physicians. The Mainpro+ Manual is aconcise resource that will guide you through everything you need to know about earning and reporting credits in Mainpro+. Developed based on…

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Mainpro+ Tips: Turning Data Reports Into Credits

Using data reports to identify gaps, determine patient care goals, and generally improve your practice can easily translate into certified Mainpro+ credits. Measurement data is incredibly informative and can be very powerful in supporting changes and actions within clinics and PCNs. In addition to using data to improve your practice, you may claim certified Mainpro+…

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Mainpro+ Tips: Complete an Assessment Activity for 6 Certified Credits

Learn More About Claiming Credits Through Assessment Activities You may earn certified Mainpro+ credits by completing a number of assessment activities including practice audits, quality assurance programs, Linking Learning to Assessment exercises, provincial Practice Reviews, PearlsTM, and/or medical examiner for certification exams. Earn Six Certified Mainpro+ Credits With a Step by Step to Completing an…

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Mainpro+ Tips: Linking Learning to Research

Claim Mainpro+ Credits for Your Research Work Through Linking Learning Exercises What Are Linking Learning Exercises Linking Learning exercises are self-administered, semi-structured exercises. They challenge you to look at day-to-day activities as learning opportunities. The Linking Learning submission forms helps you to identify a question, and then guide you through a series of critical inquiry…

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Mainpro+ Tips: Conflict of Interest Disclosure – Why?

Members of the CFPC play a vital role in the development of Mainpro+ certified activities – e.g. as planning committee members, and in the delivery of a Mainpro+ certified activity as speakers, moderators and as participants. Identifying and addressing potential conflicts of interest helps ensure proper balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor is applied to…

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Mainpro+ Tips: Linking to Committee Work

Claim Mainpro+ Credits for Your Planning Committee Work Earn Non-Certified Mainpro+ Credits for Participating on a Committee Did you know you can claim non-certified credits for your participation on a committee? You can count the time spent participating at committee meetings, and also the time spent on the work of the committee. Go to www.cfpc.ca/login…

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Mainpro+ Tips: Linking Assessment Activities

Claim Mainpro+ Credits for Your Review of Guidelines Earn Non-Certified Credits Did you know if you review guidelines, you can claim non-certified credits for them under the CFPC’s Mainpro+ Assessment category? You can claim up to one credit per one hour. Go to www.cfpc.ca/login Click on the large Mainpro+ logo on the centre of the…

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