Continuing Professional Development and Lifelong Learning
Continuing professional development (CPD) is a priority and professional obligation for Fellows of the Royal College and other Health Care Professionals who participate in the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program. The MOC Program is an educational initiative designed by the Royal College to support, enhance and promote the lifelong learning of Fellows and other Health Care Professionals.
Introduced in 2000, the MOC Program demonstrates the Royal College’s commitment to the highest standards in specialty medicine and provides a framework for a variety of continuing professional development activities. CPD activities such as conferences, workshops, seminars, rounds, journal clubs, small-group learning and self-assessment programs are included in our accreditation system for continuing professional development.
We also have a team of CPD educators who help identify and develop educational strategies and tools to support physicians' lifelong learning. They provide educational sessions to Fellows and other Health Care Professionals to facilitate the understanding the philosophy, framework and requirements of the MOC Program. Our CPD educators also collaborate with Regional Advisory Committees and other regional and national CPD organizations to support Fellows and MOC participants in planning and managing their CPD strategies.