Prescribing Safely Canada

Assess your prescribing skills and earn Mainpro+® credits with Prescribing Safely Canada

The College of Family Physicians of Canada is working with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada to pilot Prescribing Safely Canada – a new online tool to help Canadian physicians assess and enhance their prescribing skills.

Prescribing Safely Canada is based on a program developed by the British Pharmacological Society. The pilot is customized for physicians specializing in family medicine, pediatrics, and internal medicine/general surgery.

The assessment consists of 30 case-based questions that focus on a full range of prescribing competencies. The assessment evaluates various knowledge areas including prescribing, medication review, communication, calculation skills, drug monitoring and adverse drug reactions.

The assessment takes one to two hours to complete and can be done at any time before March 31, 2018. The pilot is available in English only and is available free of charge.

This online Assessment program is certified by the CFPC for up to two Mainpro+ credits.

Through the involvement of Dr. Allan Grill, Physician Advisor with the CFPC’s Professional Development and Practice Support Division, the College participated in the design and review of the case-based questions in the family medicine portion of the assessment.

Interested in participating?
There are a limited number of sign-ups, so please take advantage of this professional development opportunity soon!

A sign-up page is available on the Royal College website.

After signing up, you will receive an email from the British Pharmacological Society with an invitation to register and to create an account. You can then complete your assessment.

Questions/comments can be sent to [email protected].

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