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 objectives of training towards certification in Endocrinology and Metabolism with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

To view the mission, goals and objectives of the CSEM CPD Committee, please click here.

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. CSEM also encourages its members to pursue self-learning.

Self-Learning Tips

  • Reflect on your learning. Complete CSEM’s CPD Impact on Practice Assessment.
  • Incorporate CanMEDS roles into your practice. Dr. Mahua Ghosh, CSEM CPD Committee Member (Program Director, Adult Endocrinology Residency Training Program, University of Alberta) has written an excellent review of how endocrinologists can apply CanMEDS roles in their daily practice.

Online Continuing Professional Development Courses

The CSEM works with professional medical content providers, such as mdBriefCase, to offer accredited CPD courses of interest to its members.

Accrediting a CPD Event

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).