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The Self Learning™ Program has been a credible Mainpro+™ certified continuing professional development (CPD) resource for more than 30 years, offering thousands of family physicians cutting-edge information curated from more than 100 peer-reviewed medical journals worldwide.

Our content is available in many formats including interactive online, PDF, and print.

2023 Special Edition of Self Learning™—now available!

2023 Special Edition Volume 38.21

Available now: Volume 38.4 – August 2023

Q1 Statins in Primary Prevention in People Over 80 Years
Q2 Hemochromatosis
Q3 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

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Subscribe to the Self Learning Program and discover an easy and affordable way to keep up with new information that’s relevant to your practice. Issues are published 6 times a year in February, April, June, August, October, and December.

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Complimentary access to the Self Learning Program gives you a sneak peek at no cost. You will have access to:
  • The 3 latest issues of Self Learning for 60 days
  • Interactive online and PDF content

If you choose to upgrade to a full subscription, you will receive 6 new issues and maintain access to your 3 free trial issues - that's 9 issues for the price of 6!

CFPC members can earn CPD credits for free trial issues after activating a full subscription.

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Advantages of Full Subscription

Advantages of a full subscription:
  • Access to PDF and interactive online content for 5 years
  • Option to receive Self Learning issues by mail
  • Option to purchase previously published issues

CFPC members and non-member Mainpro+© participants can earn CPD credits for each completed issue of Self Learning.

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  • Access the Self Learning Program from your computer or mobile devices
  • Answer interactive questions online, or download and print
  • Create a custom question set using multiple Self Learning volumes
  • Search by keyword and filter questions by clinical categories and question type
  • Save custom question sets and return to them at a later time
  • Track your progress and see how others responded, with live statistics
  • Access PubMed abstracts and full articles


  • How do I access my online volumes?

    Access your online Self Learning account and select ‘Login or Register’ at the top right of the page. You will be asked if you are a College of Family Physician of Canada™ (CFPC) member or a Non-Member Mainpro+ participant. Select yes if you are a CFPC member and you will be prompted to enter your email address and password. This is the same information you use to log in to your CFPC member account.

    You can find Self Learning issues available in the ‘My Self Learning Issues’ section of your dashboard. Select an issue in the volume column to open the interactive version or click the icon in the download column to save the issue as a PDF.

  • Will the credits automatically transfer to my Mainpro+ account?

    Credits are not automatically transferred to your Mainpro+ account. The interactive version provided on the Self Learning website is for your convenience and learning experience. Credits earned per issue (five certified credits per issue) will be applied to your account after completing the Impact Assessment through your Mainpro+ account. The Self Learning Impact Assessment form is available in the Mainpro+ area where all other CPD credits are claimed.
  • Can I claim certified credits for older volumes?

    You have up to one year to claim certified credits for completed Self Learning issues. You can claim non-certified credits for issues older than one year under the activity type ‘Journal Reading.’
  • Can I purchase a subscription from the previous year and earn credits?

    Yes, you can purchase a subscription from the previous year to earn credits as long as the issues purchased are not more than one year old. Please check the publication date before purchasing back issues. If you are uncertain if an issue is still eligible for certified credits, please contact us at [email protected].

  • Why can’t I see all my Self Learning volumes in Mainpro+?

    The dropdown menu for the Self Learning Impact Assessment will show issues that have not expired. If in fact they have not expired and are still not visible, please reach out to us at [email protected] or 1-800-397-6197, ext. 441.

Further questions? Contact us.
Telephone: 905-629-0900, ext. 441
Fax: 1-800-387-6197, ext. 441
Email: [email protected]

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