The Office for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and the Department of Family Medicine of McGill University are pleased to invite you to participate in a virtual CPD activity on telemedicine, starting in October 2023. This activity is available both in English and in French.

The Telemedicine course was developed to support all physicians. The content was created to highlight the benefits and challenges of telemedicine, review best practices in the safe delivery of virtual care, and provide tools to enhance web-side manners.

This accredited/certified CPD activity includes both a learning module as well as a two-phase practice-assessment component. The activity is available on demand and can be completed at your own pace. 

Overall Learning Objectives

The knowledge and skills acquired or confirmed during this training will contribute to enhance patient care at the web-side.

After completing the learning module, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the key elements and concepts of a telemedicine visit
  • Identify professional and legal requirements for practicing telemedicine
  • Compare the potential benefits, challenges, and pitfalls of telemedicine
  • Review CanMEDS roles pertaining to the practice of telemedicine

After completing the practice-assessment activity, participants will be able to:

  • Analyze the level of implementation of telemedicine guidelines over time in their own practice
  • Obtain feedback from peers pertaining to their practice of telemedicine
  • Develop a personalized learning plan integrating reflections, new knowledge, and feedback

Opportunity to win 1 of 3 gift certificates (value of $150) from the McGill Bookstore.
Agree to have your data included in our research study (no extra tasks are required).

CanMEDS Framework

During this course, the following CanMEDS competencies will be covered:

  • Collaborator: Essential for safe, high-quality, patient-centred care, physicians work in unison with patients, families, communities, and other health care providers.
  • Leader: Physicians actively engage with others to contribute to implementing and maintaining a high-quality health care system, and take responsibility for delivering excellent patient care through their activities as clinicians, administrators, scholars, and/or teachers.
  • Communicator: Physicians foster therapeutic relationships with patients and their families that facilitate the gathering and sharing of essential information for effective patient health care.

For physicians practicing in Quebec, this activity is a timely opportunity to earn Section B Recognized Hours as required by December 31st, 2023.

This three-part program allows participants to reflect on their practice and exchange learnings with colleagues and experts virtually. 

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