Annual Report 2015 - Page 12

improving L ifelong learning is fundamental to being a good physician. Medical knowledge grows and changes constantly. Keeping abreast of scientific advances and new insights into diseases is necessary to provide the best care possible to patients. Since 2011, the College has required all practising physicians in Ontario to participate in a program of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) that meets requirements set by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or the College of Family Physicians of Canada, and to track their credits with a recognized CPD tracking organization. But for CPD to be worthwhile, it needs to be relevant and accessible to physicians. Recently, we created a space on our website (click here) that centralizes “the need to know” information about CPD requirements while providing physicians with access to practical quality improvement resources that support learning. Assessments – An Opportunity for Learning Our assessments provide physicians with an excellent opportunity to learn where improvements to care can be made. Most of our assessments are peer assessments; these assessments are conducted by a doctor who belongs to the same specialty as the assessed doctor. A peer assessment is generally comprised of an onsite records review and an interview with helpful feedback to the assessed physician. Type of Physician Assessment Peer Assessments 1048 Change in Scope of Practice Assessments 32 Re-entry to Practice Assessments 3 Methadone Assessments 87 IHF Physicians Assessed 298 OHP Physicians Assessed 111 Assessments for Registration Decisions 193 Pathways Assessments 612 TOTAL 2,384 Peer Assessment Outcomes 12 Satisfactory Re-Assessment Interview Overall 80% 14% 6% Random 87% 7% 6% Age 70+ 75% 14% 11% COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS OF ONTARIO