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As one of Canada’s largest providers of CME credits, the CMPA addresses the educational needs of physicians and assists them in providing safe medical care throughout the continuum of their careers. We provide practice improvement solutions for physicians in practice, physicians in training, faculty, healthcare teams, and clinical leaders.

Requests must be submitted at least 3 months in advance of the planned session, and must be sponsored by a CMPA member. A minimum of 12 attendees is required for all sessions.

Education sessions are available for the following physician groups.

Physicians in practice – learning at annual meetings, conferences, review courses, practice groups

Education sessions for physicians in practice promote safe and reliable patient care, and medical-legal risk management. Sessions are delivered as 60-90 minute interactive lectures, or as modules incorporating an assessment activity, a 3-hour interactive workshop, and a reinforcement-of-learning activity. Sessions may be adapted for plenaries.

The sessions are intended for groups of 12 attendees or more and may include interprofessional members.

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Physicians in training – learning for residents and fellows

These education sessions are intended to meet the needs of residents and fellows. The sessions address the fundamental medical-legal principles of safe and reliable care, as presented in the CMPA Good Practices Guide.

The content is aligned with specific CanMEDS key and enabling competencies, and can support competency-based medical education initiatives within individual residency programs.

The themed modules:

  • are designed to be delivered in the academic half-day environment and can be delivered in 1 to 1.5 hours (multiple modules may be selected for longer sessions);
  • are intended for groups of 12 attendees or more (residents and faculty members from other programs may also be invited to participate).

Program directors (or other faculty members) should also plan to attend these sessions, as residents often identify important systems issues that could lead to quality improvement projects.

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Faculty development – learning for educators

Faculty development workshops help educators confidently teach patient safety issues to medical students and residents, using the CMPA Good Practices Guide. This interactive online guide includes lessons learned and exercises based on CMPA cases, with a focus on fundamental medical-legal principles of safe and reliable care.

Workshops are:

  • customized to the individual needs of participating faculty.
  • 2-3 hours in duration.
  • intended for groups of 12 attendees or more (exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis).

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