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ANZCA & FPM CPD program: Overview

This guide has been designed for participants of the ANZCA and FPM Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program and any medical professionals interested in resources for keeping up-to-date with current research in the area of anaesthesia, including those resources available through the ANZCA library.

About CPD at ANZCA

The ANZCA & FPM Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program operates on a three-year cycle, with triennial and annual minimum requirements. Support resources for CPD activities are divided as follows:

COVID-19 and ANZCA & FPM CPD

The ANZCA and FPM Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Committee and team have prepared a guide to mapping your educational practice to your CPD portfolio, during this period.

Information relating to COVID-19 and the ANZCA and FPM CPD program:

A specially-designed list CPD activities that can be completed online, remotely or in consideration of COVID-19:

FAQs and resources that will be updated as further information becomes available:

Spotlight: Annual performance appraisal

An annual performance appraisal is a formal structured meeting with the head of department or responsible manager to review an individual’s performance. 

This below resource supports medical students, doctors in training and doctors engaging in revalidation on how to reflect as part of their practice. It has been developed jointly by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (UK), the UK Conference of Postgraduate Medical Deans (COPMeD), the General Medical Council (GMC UK), and the Medical Schools Council (UK).

Resource:

More information available here.

Australian Medical Association (AMA)

Information regarding the CPD requirements for medical practitioners in Australia:

Anaesthesia Continuing Education (ACE)

Dr David Elliott, chair of Anaesthesia Continuing Education (ACE), has released an important message in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak regarding upcoming CME and SIG events. View Dr Elliott's message here.

Anaesthesia Continuing Education (ACE) responds to coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak


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