Framework of Continuing Professional Development Activities
This table summarizes the learning sections under the MOC Program framework.
Activities submitted via MAINPORT ePortfolio are automatically converted into credits.
|Section 1: Group learning||
Accredited group learning activities
Conferences, rounds, journal clubs or small-group activities that adhere to Royal College standards; can occur face-to-face or online.
|Accredited conferences, rounds, journal clubs, small groups||1 credit per hour|
Unaccredited group learning activities
Rounds, journal clubs, small-group activities or conferences that have not been submitted for accreditation; no industry sponsorship.
|Unaccredited rounds, journal clubs, small groups or conferences||0.5 credits per hour (maximum of 50 credits per cycle)|
|Section 2: Self-learning|
Learning activities initiated by a physician (independently or in collaboration with peers or mentors) to address a need, problem, issue/ goal relevant to their professional practice.
|Fellowships||100 credits per year|
|Formal courses||25 credits per course|
|Personal learning projects||2 credits per hour|
|Traineeships||2 credits per hour|
Learning activities used by a physician to enhance their awareness of new evidence, perspectives or discoveries that are potentially relevant to their professional practice.
|Reading a book||10 credits per book|
|Reading a book chapter||2 credits per chapter|
|Reading a journal volume||2 credits per volume|
|Reading a journal article||1 credit per article|
|Bulk journal reading with transcript||1 credit per article|
|Bulk online reading/scanning with transcript||credits noted on usage log|
|Podcasts, audio, video||0.5 credits per activity|
|Internet searching (Medscape, UpToDate, DynaMed)||0.5 credits per activity|
|POEMS||0.25 credits per activity|
|Poster Viewing||0.5 credits per poster|
Learning stimulated by contributions to practice standards, patient safety, continuous quality improvement, curriculum development, assessment tools etc.
|Clinical practice guideline development||20 credits per year|
|Quality care/patient safety committee||15 credits per year|
|Curriculum development||15 credits per year|
|Examination development||15 credits per year|
|Peer review||15 credits per year|
|Section 3: Assessment|
Programs approved by Royal College accredited providers or recognized under a CPD/MOC recognition agreement. The program provides data with feedback to individual physicians on their current knowledge base, and may help identify future learning opportunities relevant to their practice.
Accredited self-assessment programs
All assessment activities
Activities that provide data with feedback to physicians, groups or health teams related to their personal/collective performance across a range of professional practice domains. Assessment activities occur in a simulated or actual practice environment. Simulation activities must be accredited by the Royal College or recognized under a CPD/MOC recognition agreement.
|Accredited simulation activities|
|Chart audit and feedback|
|Feedback on teaching|
|Annual performance review|