The [insert exact title of rounds, journal club or small group as indicated on self-approval form] is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
CPD accreditation: Rounds, journal clubs and small groups
Rounds, journal clubs and small groups are accredited through a self-approval process.
Self-approval is a process through which physician leaders ensure their rounds, journal clubs and small groups meet the established Royal College continuing professional development (CPD) accreditation standards — thereby allowing these activities to be recorded under Section 1 of the Royal College Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program.
The self-approval process
By following these instructions and meeting all the requirements, your rounds, journal clubs or small groups will be accredited under Section 1 of the MOC Program.
Step 1: Review the CPD accreditation standards for:
journal clubs or
(The CPD accreditation standards for rounds, journal clubs and small groups must be met to be considered accredited under Section 1 of the Royal College Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program.)
Step 3: Have the chair of the planning committee complete and sign the self-approval form.
Step 4: Submit both the self-approval checklist and the self-approval form to email@example.com.
Step 5: Await confirmation of accreditation from the Royal College (confirmation is with the planning committee chair).
Please keep a copy of the completed self-approval form and confirmation email for your records.
Toolkit of additional resources, tools and templates
These additional resources offer planning committees and their Chairs tools that will facilitate and support the management of accredited rounds, journal clubs and small groups.
- Accreditation Statement
- CMA Policy: Guidelines for Physicians in Interactions with Industry
- National Standard of Support for Accredited CPD Activities
- Frequently asked questions
- Learning objectives
- Needs assessment
- Self-Approval Checklist & Form for rounds, journal clubs or small groups.
The accreditation statement must appear on promotional materials, such as programs, brochures, emails, invitations, etc. The statement must also appear on the certificate of attendance.
- Self-Approval Newsletter – Volume 1, Issue 1
- Self-Approval Newsletter – Volume 1, Issue 2
- Self-Approval Newsletter – March 2017
- Conferences and workshops
- Self-assessment programs
- Simulation activities
- List of accredited CPD activities
- Accredited CPD provider tools and resources
- CPD activity toolkit
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CPD Accreditation Coordinator
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
774 Echo Drive
Ottawa ON K1S 5N8
Telephone: 613-730-8177, ext. 587; toll-free 1-800-668-3740, ext. 587