Mainpro+® CPD Report 2021–2022
We’ve analyzed Mainpro+ data from the past year to provide a snapshot of what Mainpro+ participants and continuing professional development (CPD) providers are doing across the country. Participants continue to explore a variety of learning activities to meet their practice needs, including the hundreds of physicians who have started their first CFPC Professional Learning Plan. In turn, providers continue to adapt and evolve in the face of our new reality, with a continued shift toward virtual programming.
The following data refer to the period of July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022, (unless otherwise stated).
Total number of Mainpro+ participants reporting credits: 43,036
Total number of participants in the 2021–2022 cycle cohort: 6,269
Total number of credits submitted between July 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022: 1,823,245
Top five Mainpro+ activities based on the number of credits claimed
- CFPC Certified Group Learning Mainpro+ Activities: 549,047
- UpToDate®: 267,294
- Journal reading: 114,535
- Teaching/presenting (clinical and/or academic): 107,354
- Practice-Based Small Group (PBSG) Learning Program: 86,788
Five most popular Mainpro+ activities based on the number of submissions
- CFPC Certified Group Learning Mainpro+ Activities: 87,912
- Self Learning Program Impact Assessment: 15,465
- CFP Mainpro+ articles: 13,726
- Journal reading: 13,677
- Non-certified Group Learning Activities: 11,788
Top three certified Mainpro+ activities:
|Activity||Number of Submissions|
|COVID-19 Community of Practice for Ontario Family Physicians||9,653|
|Family Medicine Forum (FMF) 2021||2,103|
|Humber River Hospital Family Medicine Rounds||1,177|
Mainpro+ activity submissions by categoryMainpro+ participants must complete 250 credits in a five-year cycle, out of which 125 must be certified credits. The annual cycle requirement is 25 credits, certified and/or non-certified.
Activites that provide an opportunity to learn with others.
Activities that stimulate learning and practice or performance improvement through the analysis of data and the provision or receipt of feedback about an individual, group, or materials.
unique participants who
earned 33,971 certified
Number of certified activities on CFPCLearn: 547
CFPCLearn credits claimed: 5,090
CFPCLearn activity with most credits claimed: Choosing Wisely Canada’s “Influenza-like Illness, Bronchitis, and the Common Cold” (232 credits)
Top three types of content on CFPCLearn: Tools for practice (1,835 credits), videos (1,416 credits), e-courses (1,022 credits)
Number of Linking Learning
submissions by category
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Professional Learning Plans
In early 2022 the CFPC launched the Professional Learning Plan (PLP)—a free bilingual Mainpro+ certified tool designed to help support family physicians in achieving their personalized CPD learning goals. The PLP prompts participants to reflect on their practices using data and develop learning goals based on their analysis. It even links to a CPD calendar to allow participants to easily find programming that meets their identified needs.
The PLP is easily accessible from the Mainpro+ portal and has been approved for 12 certified Mainpro+ Assessment credits, or 20 credits if completed in discussion with a trusted peer.
Top three available sources of data to PLP participants:
Clinical practice audits and reports derived from electronic medical records
Overall, those who have participated in the activity have reported that it is very beneficial to their learning goals. The PLP platform includes helpful tips on where to obtain practice-derived data as well as a peer-support guide. Additionally, in response to several requests, the CPD team has developed a Mainpro+ certified PLP Workshop and Demo, allowing Mainpro+ participants to take part in a guided facilitation of the tool. Contact us via email ([email protected]) to attend a workshop!
Learn more about PLPs.
Mainpro+ CertificationTo continue to provide high quality CPD programs for our Mainpro+ participants, more than 2,010 CPD activities were certified for Mainpro+ credits by the CFPC National Office, provincial Chapters, and university CPD offices accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME).
Did you know...The National Committee on Continuing Professional Development (NCCPD) is comprised of a dedicated group of 12 family physicians with a chair and members representing each of the 10 CFPC provincial Chapters as well as one member in their first five years of practice. All committee members are CFPC members in good standing and possess a sound understanding of the theory and practice of CPD and medical education. Our New Brunswick Chapter is actively seeking a new representative for this committee. If you are a CFPC Member in the Practising Class living in New Brunswick and would like to learn more about this committee email us at [email protected].
The shifts in modes of learning for Mainpro+ participants have continued to be toward online accessed activities. There were 431 approved certified virtual programs this year, which is three times more live webcasts delivered than in the previous year.
Group Learning activities continue to be the most popular forms of CPD certified for Mainpro+ credits whether in a virtual or in-person format.
The following provider organizations created the most CPD activities for family physicians during the reporting period.
Top five providers by number of approved programs
|Provider Organization||Number of Approved Programs|
|Queen’s University Continuing Professional Development||226|
|University of British Columbia, Continuing Professional Development||213|
|University of Toronto, Continuing Professional Development||118|
|University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine, Office of Continuing Professional Development||112|
|Continuing Professional Development Department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal||111|
Top five rated programs based on impact assessment responses
|Name of Program||Program Provider|
|COVID-19 Community of Practice for Ontario Family Physicians||Ontario College of Family Physicians|
|FMF 2021||College of Family Physicians of Canada|
|Patient Relations Part Two||Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary|
|Follow the Clues! Demystifying the GLP-1 RA class||Canadian Collaborative Research Network|
|Persistent CV Risk Beyond LDL-C||Canadian Collaborative Research Network|
Mainpro+ certified programs according to the CanMEDS-FM Roles they addressMainpro+ certified activities address a variety of physician competencies. This is demonstrated by the number of Mainpro+ certified programs according to the CanMEDS-FM Roles they address.
Note: Some programs cover multiple roles.