Academic Credits

Residents are required to self-report and log ≥ 300 academic credits (≥ 150 per PG year). One hour of academic activity is equivalent to one credit. Any activity can only be credited ONCE. 

Residents must retain proof of participation in activities submitted for credits when possible as random requests for proof will be issued. Examples of proof of attendance include certificates issued by courses, workshops, on-line CME sessions.

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Requirements per competency

The following outlines the minimum number of academic credits for specific categories of objectives to in order to meet the 300 credit requirements.

 

Ambulatory Care from cradle to grave 

Entrustable Professional Activity Minimum # of Credits
A1  Diagnose and manage common acute (urgent & non-urgent) presentations and diseases across the life cycle  1
A2 Diagnose and manage common subacute and chronic presentations and diseases (including multimorbidity) across the life cycle     1
A3 Provide wellness and preventive care across the life cycle   1
A4 Diagnose and manage common mental health presentations and diseases across the life cycle   1
A5 Perform common office procedures  1
A6 Provide care for marginalized populations  1
A7 Diagnose and manage pregnancy-related conditions  1

Residential

Entrustable Professional Activity Minimum # of Credits
R1 Diagnose and manage palliative and end of life conditions  1
R2 Recognize situations where care in the home/nursing home/LTC is appropriate                                                                                1
R3 Provide appropriate telephone triage and disposition  1

Hospital - L&D

Entrustable Professional Activity Minimum # of Credits
L1 Diagnose and manage common presentations at triage 1
L2 Diagnose and manage common presentations at triage  1
L3 Assess and manage progress of labour (Stages 1, 2, and 3)                                                                                                             1
L4 Assess and manage risk during labour and delivery  1
L5 Perform common procedures related to labour and delivery  1
L6 Request consultations appropriately during labour and delivery  1
L7 Provide newborn care from birth to hospital discharge 1

Hospital - ER

Entrustable Professional Activity Minimum # of Credits
E1 Diagnose and manage emergent presentations across the life cycle  1
E2 Diagnose and manage of non-emergent presentations across the life cycle  1
E3 Recognize illness severity and changes in patient status and take appropriate steps                                                                          1
E4 Perform common ER procedures  1
E5 Assess and arrange patient disposition  1
E6 Manage an ER department  1

Hospital - In-patients 

Entrustable Professional Activity Minimum # of Credits
H1 Diagnose and manage common acute/urgent/emergent medical conditions across the life cycle                                                          1
H2 Determine appropriateness for and complete hospital admission across the life cycles   1
H3 Establish goals of care  1
H4 Manage on-going care in inpatient setting   1
H5 Diagnose and manage end-of-life/palliative medical conditions across the life cycle 1
H6 Determine appropriateness for and complete hospital discharge  1
H7 Perform common bedside procedures  1

Leader Competencies

Entrustable Professional Activity Minimum # of Credits
L1 Apply the science of quality improvement to contribute to improving systems of patient care                                                              1
L2 Contribute to a culture that promotes patient safety     1
L3 Set priorities and manage time to integrate practice and personal life   1
L4 Demonstrate leadership skills to enhance health care 1
L5 Apply evidence and management processes to achieve cost-appropriate care 1

Scholar Competencies

Entrustable Professional Activity Minimum # of Credits
S1 Develop, implement, monitor, and revise a personal learning plan to enhance professional practice 1
S2

Recognize practice uncertainty/knowledge gaps in clinica/professional encounters and generate focused questions that address them

1
S3 Provide feedback to enhance learning and performance 1
S4 Critically evaluate the integrity, reliability, and applicability of health-related research and literature 1
S5 Plan and deliver a learning activity

 

 

Eligible Activities

Reading**

  • peer-reviewed journal articles
  • guidelines
  • textbooks
  • McMaster modules
  • audio/video tapes
  • CFPC Pearls exercise
  • CFPC Self-learning program
  • On-line CME Activities

**Please note that reading personal notes and hand-outs from lectures are not sufficient for claiming academic credits.

Sessions organized by residents 

  • usually during family medicine block training

Teaching sessions by staff physicians

  • usually during family medicine block training

Conferences, courses, workshops

  • Any accredited or unaccredited conferences, courses, or workshops, including Academic Half Days

Hospital Rounds

  • Attendance at hospital-based departmental rounds (e.g. general surgery, endocrinology) are eligible. Please note that credit should be claimed only for formal presentations by a consultant or senior medical resident and not for informal small group teaching sessions.
  • Department of Family Medicine Grand Rounds are eligible for credit. Residents are welcome to attend these rounds even when they are on an off-service rotation.

Research/Publication

  • ONLY those activities NOT related to the residency project are eligible

Life Support Programs

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
  • Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO)
  • Advances in Labour and Risk Management (ALARM)
  • Acute Care of At Risk Newborns (ACoRN)

Practice Audits/Quality Assurance

  • Practice audits organized by Family Medicine and other departments are eligible.