The government of Newfoundland and Labrador recognizes the importance of continuing medical education (CME) and supporting enhanced physician learning is a priority for the provincial government. CME and continuing professional development are key to maintaining competence, increasing knowledge and skills, staying up to date, and enhancing the care our patients receive.
Practicing physicians in Newfoundland and Labrador can enhance their practice skills via CME delivered through lectures, teleconferencing, courses and conferences, online courses, and self-directed options.
For accreditation, CME programs for family physicians must meet criteria established by the College of Family Physicians of Canada. For specialists, programs must meet criteria established by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Memorial University’s office of Professional Development and Conferencing Services (PDCS) works within a national university consortium to provide CME opportunities both locally, and nationally to practicing physicians. Programs developed in conjunction with PDCS are delivered onsite and online via MDcme.ca.