Lifelong Learning

Frequently Asked Questions

I know that Lifelong Learning used to do accreditation, do you still accredit programs?

For efficiency and economy, we have moved to a Campus Alberta model for accreditation. The Office of Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development at University of Calgary's Cumming School of Medicine has outstanding expertise not only for reviewing programs for accreditation eligibility for RCPSC MOC Section 1 & 3 credits, but also to support educational innovation. For more information and to start the process, please visit the website.

For Mainpro+ certification, please contact the Alberta Chapter of the CFPC through their website.

 

What is the idea behind the education "hub"?

We have found an amazing amount of high quality continuing professional development activity being produced by a number of stakeholders. We are seeking to provide a one-stop resource for continuing medical education and professional development. If you have additional resources please let us know so that we can share them.

 

The Physician Learning Program is a big part of Lifelong Learning, but what is the difference between the two?

The Physician Learning Program (PLP) is one of the Alberta Medical Association's physician benefit stream programs governed by a steering committee with representatives from the AMA, Alberta Health Services, Alberta Chapter of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. The main focus is data-driven projects that help to improve practices in Alberta. While PLP is not a continuing medical education provider, physicians engaged in these clinical improvement projects are able to receive RCPSC MOC Section 3 Credits for Assessment Activities and CFPC Mainpro+ Credits for Assessment Activities.

Lifelong Learning, on the other hand, refers to continuing professional development across the educational continuum—undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing medical education—to acquire, maintain and enhance professional activities and competence through ongoing learning.