Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Graduating from an accredited Canadian family medicine residency program is only the first step on the family physician’s educational journey. Family physicians must keep current with medical and health care developments throughout their careers. This lifelong learning can be achieved by participating in activities that constitute continuing professional development (CPD).

The CFPC encourages and supports family physicians in meeting their CPD goals through a variety of programs and services including:

  • Mainpro+® credit reporting: Program used by family physicians to document and monitor personal CPD progress.
  • Self LearningTM: CME program enabling physicians to evaluate their knowledge of current topics in the medical literature; published six times annually; available online and in print; eligible for Mainpro credit.
  • Linking Learning to Practice, and PearlsTM: Self-directed, evidence-based practice reflection exercises that facilitate the integration of new knowledge and skills into practice; eligible for Mainpro credit.
  • ALARM: Evidence-based, interactive, multidisciplinary program focusing on the effective management of obstetrical emergencies; eligible for Mainpro+ credit.
  • Family Medicine Forum (FMF): Annual CFPC event offering a wide variety of CPD opportunities; eligible for Mainpro+ credit.
  • Mainpro+ certified programs/events: Peer-reviewed to ensure content is educationally and scientifically valid, and that programs are developed and delivered in accordance to ethical standards.

Further information on CPD programs and services can be found in the links above and within this section of the website. Individuals are also welcome to contact the Department of Continuing Professional Development with questions or comments.


If you have any questions, please contact CPD staff at [email protected] or 1-800-387-6197 ext 560.


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Have questions about continuing professional development?

Contact the CFPC CPD Department:


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