Continuing Professional Development
CSEM's Commitment to Education
The Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism (CSEM) promotes the highest standards of education in our specialty at the student, resident and postgraduate level, as well as supporting the development of educational resources for the general public.
The CSEM represents the specialty in setting national criteria for certification in Endocrinology and Metabolism with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
In promoting continuing professional development (CPD), the CSEM strives to ensure that members have adequate basic and current knowledge, skills and attitudes to function competently in their profession, including the relevant technical skills, communication skills, interdisciplinary team skills, and research skills, as outlined in the Royal College’s CanMEDS Physician Competency Framework. The CSEM does this by accrediting a variety of education formats (such as group learning activities and self-assessment programs) and delivery methods (including regional and annual meetings and Internet-based CME) to meet the learning preferences and needs of members.
To view the mission, goals and objectives of the CSEM CPD Committee, please click here.
How Endocrinologists Apply CanMEDS Roles in Their Daily Practice
Dr. Mahua Ghosh (Program Director, Adult Endocrinology Residency Training Program, University of Alberta) has written an excellent review of this topic for the CSEM, which is available here.
The CSEM has accredited ESAP 2014 and Pediatric ESAP 2013–14
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada requires, beginning with MOC cycles started on or after January 1, 2014, all Fellows and MOC Program participants to complete a minimum of 25 credits in each program section during their five-year cycle. The CSEM has reviewed and accredited ESAP 2014 and Pediatric ESAP 2013–14. These programs from the Endocrine Society are self-assessment programs that qualify for Section 3 credits which provide 3 credits for every hour for a total of 14 hours and 12 hours, respectively. Both activities contain a series of clinical case vignettes covering all areas of adult and pediatric endocrinology and include an online module and hard copy reference book.
You can access these programs through www.endocrine.org/store/selfassessmentmoc-tools.
CPD Needs-Assesment Surveys
The Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism is an accredited provider of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Sections 1 and 3 approved credits for the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). More information is available here here.