Section 2: Self-Learning activities are planned to address specific needs, enhance awareness of new evidence potentially relevant to practice or enhance the quality of multiple systems. Section 2 activities do not require approval by an accredited CPD provider.

Planned Learning
Initiated by a physician (independently or in collaboration with peers or mentors) to address a need, problem, issue or goal relevant to their professional practice. Activities include:

  • Fellowships
  • Formal courses
  • Personal learning projects (PLP)
  • Traineeships

Scanning
Used by a physician to enhance their awareness of new evidence, perspectives or discoveries that are potentially relevant to their professional practice. Activities include:

  • Journal reading
  • Podcasts, audiotapes, videotapes
  • Internet searching
  • InfoPOEMs

Systems Learning
Stimulated by participation in activities such as setting practice standards, patient safety, continuous quality improvement; curriculum development; assessment tools and strategy development; examination board membership; or peer review. Activities include:

  • Practice guideline development
  • Quality care/patient safety committee
  • Curriculum development
  • Examination development
  • Peer assessment

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