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CPD eCoach


Graphic.php?IM=IM_0O0p4d5zeyFpiIJ Shine a Light on Your Learning: A Self-Directed Assessment Tool

Is there an area of your practice that you sense is in need of a little attention? This may be because you don’t encounter it every day. Or perhaps your ‘tried and tested’ approach isn’t working quite as well these days. Or maybe it’s that nagging issue that always seems to end up at the bottom of your to-do list. Or you've heard about a new development and are curious to explore it further.

Imagine you have a flashlight that allows you to shine a light on this area of your practice. By shining a light into that corner of your practice, you will gain a better understanding of the issue. Focusing your efforts on this area will give you the most ‘bang for your buck’ when it comes to spending time enhancing your practice. And let’s be honest, your time is precious these days.

What Can I Expect from This Tool?


Think of this tool as your coach. Although it doesn’t wear a tracksuit or shout encouragement from the sidelines, its role is to support you in being exceptional in what you do. Initially, this tool will guide you through a self-directed assessment of an area(s) of practice you may be uncomfortable with or wish to improve upon. Next, it will help you develop an action plan to address that area of practice, and – after you have implemented your plan – guide you through evaluating the effect of your plan. 

Upon completion, you will be able to:
1. Reflect on an area of practice where you feel challenged or uncomfortable
2. Identify available sources of information for conducting a self-directed assessment
3. Formulate an action plan for practice/quality improvement
4. Determine the effectiveness of a practice/quality improvement plan
5. Describe how to use health data or information for practice improvement

Claiming Credits
Eligibility for Mainpro+ credits is based on completion of all steps in this tool. UBC CPD  reserves the right to withhold credit for incomplete submissions or for submissions that do not meet eligibility requirements.  No partial credits will be awarded. 

At the end of each "step," input the hours spent completing that step in the space provided at the bottom of the page. After completing the final step, your total hours spent will be calculated and credits earned will be forwarded to The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) for processing. Credits will be forwarded to CFPC on a quarterly basis. Please note that credits will be uploaded into your Mainpro+ "holding area" and will not count towards your cycle total until CFPC's Impact Assessment has been completed and submitted.

Time Commitment
Variable (depends on your topic). Estimated time to complete = up to 8 hours.
Note: The activity does not need to be completed in one sitting. You can save your work and continue at a later date.

Want to check out a few examples before you get started? Click on the sample responses below:
Sample Response - Vaccinations
Sample Response - Office Workflow
Sample Response - Pain Management
Sample Response - Hypoglycemics
These sample responses are also available at the top right hand corner of each page of the tool.

This Assessment program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 24 Mainpro+ credits (at 3 credits per hour for a maximum of 8 hours).

What Happens to your Responses?

We will not grade or share your responses with a third party without your consent. However, we may use your responses to evaluate the effectiveness of this tool, identify ways to improve the tool, and for education research purposes in which case, your responses will not be linked to your name or any other identifying information.

Faculty/Author Disclosure Statements
In accordance with Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support, all faculty participating in these programs are expected to disclose to the program audiences any real or apparent conflict of interest related to the content in their preparation.
Name Affiliations, financial or otherwise, with a commercial organization that may have a direct or indirect connection to the content of this tool
Ms. Laura Beamish Nothing to disclose
Dr. Bob Bluman Nothing to disclose
Dr. Bruce Hobson Nothing to disclose
Ms. Toby Kirshin Nothing to disclose
Ms. Vivian Lam Nothing to disclose
Dr. Brenna Lynn Nothing to disclose
Dr. Christie Newton Nothing to disclose

This activity is not timed, and you may save your progress at any time by clicking "Save and Continue Later" in the survey toolbar at the top of the screen and entering your email address. You will receive a link which will allow you to access, view, and edit your responses, on any device, as long as the tool is accessed through this unique link. 

Click "Next" to begin CPD eCoach.  When you are ready to submit, click "Submit CPD eCoach" on the final page.  A copy of your responses will also be emailed to you.
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