COVID-19 – Update from McGill's Office for Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Dear members of the McGill CPD community,

We hope this finds you well despite the challenges created by COVID-19.

We thank you for your tremendous efforts to care for our community during this unprecedented time.

On behalf of Dr. Leonora Lalla, Associate Dean of McGill's Office for Continuing Professional Development (CPD), we would like to let you know the McGill CPD Office remains open and operational. Though our team is working remotely, we continue to offer our services, such as accreditation application reviews and assistance with co-developed programs. We are available to answer any questions you may have by phone or by email; however, you may experience some delays in response time. We thank you for your patience and understanding.

Seeing that there is a lot of important information circulating at the moment, we've amalgamated essential updates and a list of websites and resource pages that you may find useful during this crisis.



  1. The Collège des médecins du Québec (CMQ)
    • The deadline to declare 2019 credits has been moved from March 31, 2020 to May 31, 2020.
    • The deadline to accumulate the minimum 25 hours of CPD for 2020 has been moved to February 28, 2021.


  1. The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)
    • The 2019-2020 annual continuing professional development (CPD) requirements of 25 certified and/or non-certified credits have been waived.
    • All current Mainpro+ cycles have been extended by one (1) year to allow you more time to acquire 250 credits.
    • Spring 2020 Certification Examination in Family Medicine has been postponed.


  1. The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
    • MOC Program requirements of 40 credit minimum have been waived for 2020, and everyone will now be on a six-year cycle.
    • The annual dues payment deadline for 2020-21 has been extended to August 31, 2020.
    • Spring 2020 written exams have been postponed.


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