May 2016

Jennifer Hall, MD, CCFP, FCFP

In April I attended the annual Canadian Conference on Medical Education, which this year was held in Montreal. There were excellent sessions on a wide range of topics, such as aligning career plans with societal needs, ensuring accountability in medical education transition, and the role of CPD in supporting quality improvement in your practice.

While at the conference, I frequently found myself reflecting on the key role the College plays in medical education. More specifically, I thought about the enormous effort that has gone into revamping our Mainpro continuing professional development program, which is set to relaunch as Mainpro+ in June.

Mainpro+ represents the culmination of more than 2 years of work by the College to keep the best aspects of the original program while introducing changes that will allow members to earn credits more efficiently. The new credit categories introduced with Mainpro+ are more intuitive and recognize a broader scope of learning activities that are relevant to you. And the entire system will follow new cycle start and end dates of July 1st to June 30th, respectively, to match the end of residency and unify everyone’s reporting schedules.

I want to congratulate the College’s Continuing Professional Development Department for the outstanding work they have done to make Mainpro+ a reality. I am looking forward to hearing members’ feedback about the new system and seeing how it improves CPD for family physicians across Canada.

In the meantime, I hope you are enjoying beautiful spring weather wherever your practice may be, or wherever your CPD activities take you!

Jennifer Hall, MD, CCFP, FCFP, President

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