Continuing Professional Development

Library services and resources are eligible for continuing professional development credits through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program or the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) MAINPRO program.
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Library services

Article reading 

  • Articles sent to registrants - including those ordered from the Cites & Bytes - are eligible for credits under Section 2 of the Royal College’s MOC Program: Section 2 - journal reading.

Audio lectures 

  •  Audio-Digest podcasts are eligible for credits through the Royal College’s MOC Program - podcasts, audiotapes and videotapes.
  • Lectures may be claimed for credits in the CFPC in the MAINPRO program.

Bibliographies  - To request a bibliography on a specific clinical question from the College library, please fill out the literature request form.

  • CFPC members - bibliographies regarding clinical queries are eligible for step 2 of a Pearls exercise.
  • Royal College members - bibliographies supporting a personal learning project may be uploaded to MAINPORT.

BMJ Best Practice - Members of the College of Family Physicians of Canada are eligible to receive up to 20 Mainpro+ Self Learning credits for participation in this activity due to a reciprocal agreement with the Academy of Family Physicians. Clinicians can claim CME credits with BMJ Best Practice in two ways:

  1. Log into your profile, select AAFP credits and indicate use of BMJ Best Practice as the resource.
  2. Enter BMJ Best Practice as “other certification activity” within Mainpro+.


  •  Finding Medical Evidence is a 4-hour workshop offered by the library and acredited by the UBC-CPD program. Finding Medical Evidence is eligible for: 
    - CFPC - Mainpro-M1 credits.
    - Royal College MOC Program - Section 1 Accredited Group Learning Activity.
  • Scan Seek and Save: Efficiently Locating and Organize Medical Evidence.  Looking to upgrade your search skills? College librarians can bring this new 2-hour workshop to your location, or join us at the College. Click here for more information.
    - This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the British Columbia Chapter for up to 2 Mainpro+ credits.

College of Family Physicians of Canada 

The CFPC provides a variety of programs and services to family physicians in meeting their continuing professional development goals through numerous programs. Information can be found on their Continuing Professional Development page.

If you have any questions, please email or call 1-800-387-6197 (extension 560).

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) is available on the Royal College website. Please contact the Royal College if you have any questions regarding about the MOC Program.

Contact information: Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST) at 1-800-461-9598 or

UBC Faculty of Medicine 

The University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development portal provides a list of courses, programs and resources accredited for either Royal College MOC credits or CFPC MAINPRO® credits.