As you know, the College des médecins du Québec (CMQ) has approved a new regulation (Règlement sur la formation continue obligatoire des médecins), which came into force on January 1, 2019. The regulation stipulates that all physicians licensed in Quebec must report their continuing professional development (CPD) activities to the CMQ.
We want to reassure our Quebec members that COS accredited CPD activities are accredited through the Royal College Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program and will qualify under the CMQ’s new requirements. This means you will still be able to meet your CPD requirements by participating in COS accredited CPD activities.
The Royal College has confirmed that physicians licensed in Quebec will be able to fulfil their new CMQ requirements through the Royal College MOC Program and they will not have to report CPD activities twice. To facilitate this, the Royal College is mapping their MOC requirements to the CMQ requirements, which are reported in hours rather than credits. After that, the Royal College will expand MAINPORT ePortfolio to ensure the reporting of MOC data is seamlessly aligned with the CMQ requirements and platform.
If you have any questions about the new regulation and the new CPD reporting requirements, please contact the CMQ at [email protected].
We have also curated the following list of resources about the new CMQ regulation:
- CMQ website: Formation continue obligatoire (French only): http://www.cmq.org/page/fr/formation-continue-obligatoire-intro.aspx.
- Royal College, Dialogue, December 2018, Quebec specialists: MOC cycles are changing — here’s what you need to know:
- Fédération des médecins specialists du Québec (FMSQ) webinar: Demystifying the Règlement sur la formation continue obligatoire des médecins: https://studiocast.ca/client/fmsq/event/5883/en/
- FMSQ, Le Spécialiste, December 2018, p. 15:
A message from the COS Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Committee:
Colin Mann (Chair), MD
Chloe Gottlieb, MD
Glen Hoar, MD
Phil Hooper, MD
Rob Schertzer, MD