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College of Family Physicians of Canada

The College of Family Physicians of Canada encourages and supports family physicians in meeting their professional goals through a variety of programs and services, including provision of self-learning resources. These resources include:

1. Self-Learning™: The CFPC offers a journal which is published six times annually and enables physicians to evaluate their knowledge of current topics in the medical literature which is published six times annually.


CFPC or AAFP Members - $236
Non-Members - $341
Family Medicine Residents or Students: Free

Accreditation: Members of the CFPC, AAFP, and those registered with the College as Non-member Mainpro+ Participants can earn up to 30 certified credits per year for subscribing to Self-Learning.

2. Linking Learning Exercises: A self-paced program that allows family physicians to use day-to-day activities as learning opportunities through identifying questions, and engaging in critical inquiry and reflection exercises to apply to practice, research, administration, assessment, and teaching.

Cost: Free of charge

Accreditation: Each completed Linking Learning exercise earns five Mainpro+ certified credits and there is no limit on the number of exercises you may complete in a cycle.

3. Pearls™: A self-directed, evidence-based reflection exercise that is guided by a five-step inquiry and reflection process, and helps family physicians to find valid, reliable, and relevant answers to their clinical questions. Pearls are also available for residents to address areas of patient-based and practice-based questions.

Cost: Free of charge

Accreditation: This Assessment activity has been certified by the CFPC for six Mainpro+ credits upon review of your submission. There is no limit on the number of forms you may submit in your Mainpro+ cycle.

4. ePearls™: An online learning tool designed for family physicians to enhance the knowledge and skills necessary to support evidence-based practice, reflective learning, and quality care improvement practices.

Cost: Free of charge

Accreditation: No information presently available.

Please note that this information is current as of July 29, 2016, and was retrieved from the College of Family Physicians of Canada website.

Updated: August 5, 2016.


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