Royal College partners with the American College of Radiology to bring more accredited assessment opportunities to Fellows
Eight new assessment activities are now eligible for Section 3 credits in the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program.
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American College of Radiology® (ACR®) are pleased to announce a new partnership that has increased the number and diversity of Section 3 activities available for Royal College Fellows and MOC Participants in the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program.
The Royal College and the ACR have long shared the mutual goal of enabling physicians to take excellent care of their patients through the provision of high-quality specialist education. With this collaboration, eight accredited learning and assessment activities that meet the requirements of self-assessment programs (SAPs) have been added to the Royal College’s MAINPORT ePortfolio.
The accredited activities are recognized through a credit recognition agreement signed on March 2, 2021, between the Royal College and the ACR. They are identified with a Royal College accreditation statement.
Impact to Fellows and MOC Participants
The credit recognition agreement officially began on March 1, 2021. It impacts Royal College Fellows and MOC Participants in the following way:
- Any eligible ACR activities that Royal College Fellows and MOC Participants completed on March 1, 2021, or afterward may be submitted for Section 3 MOC credit under Self-assessment Programs.
- Activities completed prior to March 1, 2021, must be submitted for Section 2 MOC credit under Personal Learning Projects.
A shared commitment to advancing continuing professional development
“This partnership enhances the Royal College and the ACR’s mutual commitment to advancing continuing professional development toward better patient outcomes. Integrating the ACR’s excellent programs as assessment activities eligible for Section 3 MOC credits will empower many of our Fellows and MOC Participants. It will enable them to provide the very best health care to thousands of patients in Canada and around the world.” — Dr. Susan D. Moffatt-Bruce, FRCSC, FACS, Chief Executive Officer, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
“We are pleased to collaborate with the Royal College to widen access to high-quality educational opportunities offered by the ACR Education Center. Our partnership will empower physicians to build skills, knowledge and expertise through lifelong learning and continuing professional development,” — Dr. William T. Thorwarth Jr., FACR, Chief Executive Officer, American College of Radiology
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The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada is the national professional association that pursues excellence in medical education, professional standards, and building physician competence. We protect the health of Canadians by helping physicians build skills, knowledge and expertise through lifelong learning and continuing professional development. We accredit the university programs that train resident physicians for their specialty practices and we administer the examinations that residents must pass to become certified as specialists. In collaboration with health organizations and government agencies, the Royal College also plays a role in developing sound health policy in Canada. To find out more, please visit royalcollege.ca.
The American College of Radiology
The American College of Radiology® (ACR®), founded in 1923, is a professional medical society composed of diagnostic radiologists, radiation oncologists, interventional radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians and medical physicists, dedicated to serving patients and society by empowering radiology professionals to advance the practice, science and professions of radiological care.
* List of ACR courses in the agreement at the time of launch
(course content is available in English only)
- Pediatric Micro-Course – Abdominal Review Case Review
- Pediatric Micro-Course – Brain Case Review: “Children Are Not Little Adults”
- Neuroradiology Micro-Course – Brain Tumors Case Review
- Neuroradiology Micro-Course – Stroke Case Review
- Cardiac MR Micro-Course – Ischemic and Non-Ischemic Case Review
- MSK MR Micro-Course – Ankle Foot Case Review
- MSK MR Micro-Course – Elbow Case Review
- MSK MR Micro-Course – Wrist Case Review
All Royal College Fellows must participate in our Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program. Please visit this webpage for more details on the program.
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