Mainpro+® for Resident Members
The CFPC believes that the foundations for lifelong learning, and a commitment to continuing professional development (CPD), should be fostered during residency training. The ideals of lifelong learning are outlined in the definition of the CanMEDS-FM Scholar role:
“As Scholars, family physicians demonstrate a lifelong commitment to reflective learning, as well as the creation, dissemination, application and translation of knowledge.”[i]
The four key competencies linked to the Scholar role are as follows:
- Maintain and enhance professional activities through ongoing self-directed learning based on reflective practice
- Critically evaluate medical information, its sources, and its relevance to their practice, and apply this information to practice decisions
- Facilitate the education of patients, families, trainees, other health professional colleagues, and the public, as appropriate
- Contribute to the creation, dissemination, application, and translation of new knowledge and practices
Through participation in Mainpro+, family physicians are able to document and provide evidence of their commitment to these competencies, and as a resident member, you also have the opportunity to participate in Mainpro+.
Am I required to participate in Mainpro+ as a resident member?
Participation in Mainpro+ is optional for resident members; however, the College encourages you to report all professional development activity completed outside of your residency training program curriculum (publication, conferences and workshops, advanced life support training, etc).
Instructions on how to set up your online account, as well as how to submit your credits, are available at www.cfpc.ca/Mainpro+_Resources.
Are there benefits to reporting as a resident member?
Yes! Participating in Mainpro+ as a resident helps to familiarize you with the reporting system and structure, which will ease the transition from resident to active membership.
As added incentive, up to 40 Certified Mainpro+ credits earned and reported during your residency cycle will be automatically carried forward to your first active Mainpro+ cycle—our way of helping to ensure your first cycle as an active member starts off on the right foot.
Please contact CPD staff at [email protected] or call 1-800-387-6197 +1, ext 560.