As professionals, family physicians are obliged to stay current on advances and trends in medicine and health care delivery. This is achieved through participation in a variety of activities that constitute continuing professional development (CPD). Participating in accredited activities to build teaching skills in one way physicians can earn MAINPRO® credits.
MAINPRO® Credit Opportunities
The UBC Family Practice Program provides clinical faculty with opportunities to obtain credits through the completion of modules and workshops. See below or contact your Site Faculty for Faculty Development for more information.
Develop your skills by completing one-hour, interactive workshops (which are accessed through each site’s Site Faculty for Faculty Development). Module workshop topics include:
- Planning for Learning
- Observation and Feedback
- Writing Field Notes
- Learner-centred Teaching
- Performance Assessment
- What Do Adult Learners Want?
- Diagnosing the Learner in Difficulty
- Supporting the Learner in Difficulty
Mainpro-M1 Credit: 1 credit/workshop
Note: Other accredited sessions may be offered as part of regional Postgraduate Faculty Development events, such as Teacher’s Toolbox (Vancouver, Northern Reflections (Prince George), and Okanagan Orchards (Kelowna/Penticton). Find out more through your Site Faculty for Faculty Development
Preceptors now have the opportunity to complete a CLINICAL TEACHING CERTIFICATE.
Upon completion of the certificate participants will be able to:
- Describe and apply competency-based approaches to teaching and assessment;
- Integrate core teaching skills into practice; and
- Reflect upon their teaching to identify areas for ongoing improvement
To earn a Clinical Teaching Certificate (Mainpro-M1 credit up to 8.0), applicants must provide evidence of the following:
- Successful completion of all five (5) core Family Practice Faculty Development modules (Planning for Learning, Observation and Feedback, Writing Field Notes, Learner-centred Teaching, and Performance Assessment)
- Successful completion of at least one (1) of the following additional Family Practice Faculty Development modules:
What Do Adult Learners Want?, Diagnosing the Learner in Difficulty, Supporting the Learner in Difficulty
Upon completion of the above 6 modules fill out the Clinical Teaching Certificate application form
The Family Practice Department works in collaboration with local education leaders to offer regional faculty development events. These events provide opportunities for preceptors to come together to discuss teaching ideas and challenges, learn and refine teaching skills, and foster supportive new relationships. At present, these events include:
- Teacher’s Toolbox (Vancouver)
- Northern Reflections (Prince George)
- Okanagan Orchards (Kelowna/Penticton)
For more information on MAINPRO® credits, as well as other CPD services and programs, visit the CFPC’s website.