Approved Projects

    Approved Projects

    FMEC CPD is a three year planning project will define the structures, policies, and mechanisms that will enable the future national CPD system, that is, a pan-Canadian CPD system that will sustain innovation and ongoing quality improvement for the health of Canadians.  One of the key strategies to address FMEC CPD’s intended outcomes is to intentionally integrate the work of all stakeholder organizations in contributing to the outcomes or conclusions for selected priorities.

    STRATEGY:  “Use a collaborative process to define the structures, policies, and mechanisms that will enable  the future CPD system .”

    The FMEC CPD project is using a “collaborative results based approach” to rigorously evaluate the results of multiple, individual projects focused on current priorities and strategic issues led by CPD organizations across Canada.  This evaluation will inform the decision making and recommendations of the FMEC CPD Steering Committee to enable greater clarity around questions of importance for the CPD system-to-be including:

    • Who should be involved?  
    • What structures / policies / mechanisms should be in place?  
    • What activities could usefully be influenced / directed / governed?  
    • How can we sustain innovation and promote continuous improvement for an entire system?


    Framework for Project Review and Endorsement

    Based on the 2014 National Invitational Summit, 8 priority themes were selected to guide review and endorsement of projects.  Specifically, the Steering Committee were interested in projects which could:

    1. Amplify and operationalize the FMRAC Physician Practice Improvement principles and roles.
    2. Demonstrate CPD as a contributor to addressing issues of importance to the health of Canadians.
    3. Amplify the meaning and implications of scope of practice for physicians.
    4. Contribute to understanding and rationalizing funding for the creation and dissemination of CPD activities.
    5. Address CPD as an important part of the lifelong learning continuum for physicians.
    6. Advance competency-based CPD tools, assessment strategies and data.
    7. Address the required knowledge and skills needed by those participating in development and delivery of CPD (e.g. coaching skills, upskilling planning committees).
    8. Address interprofessional teams as an important audience for CPD.


    Summary of Endorsed Projects

    At the initial deadline, 40 projects were submitted for consideration from across the stakeholder community including Regulatory Authorities, University CPD Offices, Specialty Societies, Provincial Chapters and Educational Colleges.  Based on a comprehensive review 29 projects have been endorsed in the first selection round.

    A complete listing of these endorsed projects, listed alphabetically, is provided below:



    Project #1:

    A Mixed Methods Study of the Self-Directed Learning Habits of Adult Learners in a Digital Age

    (Dr. V. Curran, BA, Dip.Ad.Ed., MEd, PhD / Ms. L. Fleet, BEd, Dip.Ad.Ed., MA / Dr. D. Gustafson, BA, MEd, PhD / Mr. L Wetsch, MSc, MBA)

    Project #2:

    A National Accreditation Framework for Teaching in the Medical and Health Professions

    (Dr. R. Cherry, MD, FRCPC / Dr. M. Weyers BA BEd MEd MSc EdD)

    Project #3:

    MCC 360 – A National MSF Program  

    (Dr. K. Mazurek, MD, CCFP / Ms. Cindy Streefkerk)

    Project #4:

    Aligning Education for Quality at Dalhousie University

    (Dr. C. LeBlanc, MD, CCFP(EM), MAEd)

    Project #5:

    Aligning Provincial Physician Credentialing with Continuing Competency

    (Dr. E. Cowden, MD, FRCPC)

    Project #6:

    Assessing Perceived and Unperceived Needs of Northern Ontario Health Care Professionals for CanMEDS Competencies Beyond that of Medical Expert

    (Dr. D. Smith, MD CCFP, FCFP)

    Project #7:

    To Be Announced

    Project #8:

    Choosing Wisely with Academic Detailing Annual Conference

    (Dr. C. LeBlanc, MD, CCFP(EM), MAEd)

    Project #9:

    Clinical Coaching for Excellence Program

    (Dr. B. Bluman, MD, CCFP, FCFP / Dr. K. Overhill, MD, LMCC, CCFP, FCFP)

    Project #10:

    Competency-Based Restructuring of the CAP Annual Meeting

    (Dr. M. Gomes, MD, PhD, FRCPC)

    Project #11:

    CPD for Improved Opioid Prescribing

    (Dr. J. Meuser, MD, CCFP, FCFP)

    Project #12:

    CPD Program Planning Committee Upskilling

    (Dr. J. Harvey MD, CCFP, FCFP / Dr. J. Meuser MD, CCFP, FCFP / Ms. J. Black)

    Project #13:

    CPD Selection using the PPI Framework

    (Dr. C. LeBlanc, MD, CCFP(EM), MAEd)

    Project #14:

    Canadian Society of Hospital Medicine – Core Competencies in Hospital Medicine Phase 1

    (Dr. M. Doré MDCM, FHM)

    Project #15:

    Designing and Assessing a Scope of Practice Tool

    (Dr. C. Campbell, MD, FRCPC)

    Project #16:

    Education on End-of-Life Care and Assisted Dying

    (Dr. J. Blackmer, MD, MHSC, FRCPC)

    Project #17:

    Emerging Leaders in Academic Medicine

    (Dr. L. Hazelton, MD, MEd, FRCPC)

    Project #18:

    Incorporating Lifelong Learning from Residency to Practice: A Multi-Method Study Exploring Learner Needs, Practices and Motivations

    (Dr. S. Sockalingam, MD / Dr. D. Wiljer, PhD)

    Project #19:

    Physician Factors Project

    (Mr. D. Faulkner, MBA / Dr. K. Mazurek, MD, CCFP)

    Project #20:

    Physician Peer Assessment Redesign

    (Mr. W. Tays, PhD)

    Project #21:

    Practice Improvement Hub

    (Dr. B. Bluman, MD, CCFP, FCFP)

    Project #22:

    Practice Management Curriculum Development for Residents and Early Career Physicians

    (Dr. J. Meuser, MD, CCFP, FCFP)

    Project #23:

    Practising Wisely: A CPD Workshop for Family Physicians

    (Dr. J. Young  MD, CCFP-EM)

    Project #24:

    Quality Management Partnership – CPD Components

    (Ms. R. Reece)

    Project #25:

    Simulation Based Education Strategic Planning Project

    (Dr. R. Brown, MD, FRCP / Mr. S. Beach)

    Project #26:

    Teaching is Where It’s AT!

    (Dr. C. LeBlanc, MD, CCFP(EM), MAEd)

    Project #27:

    The Evaluation of Multi-Source Feedback (MSF) at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

    (Ms. W. Yen, MA)

    Project #28:

    Treating Poverty

    (Dr. G. Bloch, MD, CCFP, FCFP / Dr. L. Eibisch MD, CCFP, MPH)

    Project #29:

    Try-Try-Apply: A Continuing Professional Development Initiative for Choosing Wisely

    (Dr. C. LeBlanc, MD, CCFP(EM), MAEd)


    All questions can be sent directly to the FMEC CPD Project Manager, Sue Lawrence, at

    We look forward to hearing from you!