Overview

University of Saskatchewan CME is a Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) accredited provider and can accredit activities for both The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), and College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). Programs that are accredited distinguish themselves from those that do not in that they represent high quality learning experiences for your learners that are demanding a level of educational excellence associated with the University of Saskatchewan. 

The accreditation process by U of S involves a peer review with the planning committee to certify that the educational curriculum is up to a strict scientific standard, that the National Standards for CPD Accreditation have been followed and elements of commercial bias are absent from all aspects of planning and execution. Elements such as a proper needs assessment, event and session objectives, appropriate formats for assessment and evaluation, conflict of interest declarations are all part of producing an event that is free of bias and worthy of accreditation.

Programs that are accredited will be permitted to use the University’s name and logo on marketing materials for program which ensures learners are made aware of the program’s high quality and rigorous planning processes. 

Eligibility

  • Only physician organizations are eligible to apply for credits
  • Please refer to the resources tab for learning activities that qualify for accreditation

Application Fees

  • There is a non-refundable fee of $650 payable to CME for review of any application. Fees will not be refunded if the application is not approved or if the application is withdrawn.

Processing Time

  • Please note that applications typically take between 4-6 weeks to process. Please be mindful of this when completing applications.
  • Please be aware that any posters or other materials used to market your event prior to accreditation approval may NOT contain any accreditation statements or any mention that accreditation is pending.  Once your program has been approved you will be supplied with the appropriate statements that can be added to your posters, agenda and other materials used for marketing purposes. 

Credit Types

CME can provide the following credit types

 

MOC Section 1 group learning 

MOC Section 3 SAP and SIM 

Mainpro+ one-credit-per hour

CPD developed by Division of CME 

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CPD developed by College of Medicine Faculty 

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CPD externally developed  

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Post Activity

  • The CME office will notify the RCPSC and CFPC of your accredited event. The applicant is responsible for providing the “Certificate of Attendance” to participants.

How to Apply

Step 1: Pay the application fee

CME Accreditation Application Fee (MOC)

CME Acceditation Application Fee (Mainpro+)

Step 2: Choose a form

 Event Type

Form

MOC Section 1

MOC Section 1

MOC Section 3 SAP

MOC Section 3 SAP

MOC Section 3 SIM

MOC Section 3 SIM

Mainpro+ Category 1 Group Learning

Mainpro+

Step 3: Complete the application form - you may refer to the helpful templates below for budget, evaluation form and conflict of interest form

Budget Template

Evaluation Form Template

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form

Step 4: Submission - send your application package to cme.events@usask.ca

Step 5: Status - receipt of your application will be confirmed. Missing documentation or revisions may be required.

FAQ

National Standard for Support of Accredited CPD Activities_FAQs for Implementation

I'm presenting at a CME event, how do I earn CME credits for myself?

Mainpro+ Credits: Family physicians can claim one non-certified Mainpro+ Self-Learning credit for each hour spent on teaching activities. This may include the time spent developing and delivering a presentation. Linking Learning Exercises (Linking Learning to Teaching) can be completed for lecturing and are eligible for five Mainpro+ certified credits.

https://www.cfpc.ca/en/education-professional-development/cpd-at-cfpc/linking-learning-exercises 

MOC Credits: Royal College members may submit MOC Section 2 credits as Personal Learning Projects (PLPs) for preparing formal teaching activities and presentations. MOC Section 3 credits may be claimed for time spent reviewing and reflecting on annual teaching evaluations from CME presentations.

https://www.royalcollege.ca/rcsite/cpd/moc-program/cpd-activities-can-record-e 

Resources

Why Work With CME?

Program Committees and Chairs who work with CME at U of S can expect: 

  • Guidance through the accreditation process and help in the implementation of your activity. 
  • Access to our experience as to best practices and strategies for program design, program production and delivery on issues that are relevant and important to your learners. 
  • A higher quality of educational event with targeted learning objectives that are outcome based and programming that is based around health issues that are relevant and timely. 
  • The benefit of our marketing processes which advertise the event through the University of Saskatchewan at its distributed sites across Saskatchewan.

 

Got questions? We can help! Contact cme.events@usask.ca