Other Learning Activities

To maintain certification, physicians must adhere to a program set forth by their regulating body in order to practice in Canada and in specific provinces. The CAR is committed to assisting radiologists in attaining their mandated educational goals and surpassing them. While many regard the typical conference setting as the means to update their knowledge and skills, there are several other ways, recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), to approach learning, such as:

  • Accredited and unaccredited rounds, journal clubs, conferences
  • Fellowships, formal courses, personal learning projects, traineeships
  • Journal reading, podcasts, audiotapes, videotapes
  • Internet searching (Medscape, UpToDate, DynaMed)
  • InfoPOEMS, CardioCLIPs
  • Practice guideline development
  • Quality care/patient safety committees
  • Curriculum development
  • Examination development
  • Peer assessment
  • Accredited Self-Assessment Programs
  • Simulation
  • Chart audit and feedback, multi-source feedback
  • Educational/administrative assessments

For more information on these activities and the credit ratings assigned by RCPSC’s Maintenance of Certification Program, click here.