Mid-year checkup: Are you meeting your MOC requirements?
It’s hard to believe that 2019 is more than half over. That means the MOC Program reporting deadline is only five months away. Get ahead with a mid-year checkup.
- Log in to your MAINPORT ePortfolio.
- See how many credits you’ve reported so far.
- Find out how many credits you still need to claim.
Tip: We recommend that you start reporting some of your continuing professional development (CPD) activities now, instead of waiting close to the January 31st deadline.
Log in to MAINPORT ePortfolio and verify your credit status
Your MAINPORT dashboard shows a handy visual summary of your MOC credit balances, such as the total credits applied and where you are at with the minimum of 25 credits per section per cycle. You may also review your annual and overall cycle requirements by accessing a copy of your MOC Credit Summary (available on the My Reports tab).
In order to successfully close your MOC cycle, you must do three things.
|Annual requirement||Record at least 40 credits per year.|
|MOC cycle requirement||Record at least 400 credits per cycle.
Document at least 25 credits in all MOC sections before your cycle ends.
Take a look at your account. How close are you?
Need more Section 3 credits? Here are some ideas.
Claim Section 3 credits by participating in a variety of free activities:
- Learn how to recognize and manage disruptive behaviour with the online module “Little things make BIG differences” (1-2 hours).
- Explore CanMEDS, research ethics and opioids with mdBriefCase modules (each 1 hour).
- Participate in prescribing safely interactive learning scenarios (each 30 minutes).
- Take a Prescribing Safely Canada online assessment — aimed at specialists in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Family Medicine (each 1-2 hours). Cost for Fellows: $35 CDN/course.
- Improve your critical care skills and knowledge. Take an accredited course like Simulation Educators Training, Acute Critical Events Simulation, or Trauma Resuscitation in Kids.
You can also review our webpage that lists accredited self-assessment programs by specialty.
Looking for Section 2 credits?
Our MOC Tips offer great self-learning ideas from Fellows who have, for example, claimed MOC credits from their consultations, from learning on Twitter and from patient safety work:
- How to turn your consultations into MOC learning opportunities
- Claim MOC credits for your patient safety work
- Active on Twitter? Put your time to good use and claim MOC credits
Low on Section 1 credits?
Check your Holding Area in MAINPORT ePortfolio, where administrators may have uploaded your participation at a conference. If so, all you need to do is enter your learning outcome and submit the activity to apply these credits to your account. Not sure if your conference was accredited? Check our list of Section 1 accredited learning activities by specialty.
Not sure where your activities fit? Looking for extra support?
Making a plan to meet your MOC requirements will save you time and help you avoid a last-minute rush before the January 31 deadline. Summer is also a great time to contact our Royal College Services Centre staff for assistance.
Tel: 1-800-461-9598 (toll-free), 613-730-6243