A Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programme provides Fellows of the FAFMM with a way of formally documenting their participation in a range of quality assurance, continuing medical education and training and research activities.
The objectives of the program are similar to those listed by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. They are as follows:
- to ensure that specialists in musculoskeletal medicine are involved in a range of continuing educational activities which are directed at enhancing clinical standards throughout their professional careers so that clinical practice and patient care of the highest quality will continue to be provided;
- to demonstrate to patients, one's peers, government bodies and the community at large, that specialists in musculoskeletal medicine are committed to programs of continuing medical education and quality assurance;
- to develop an approach which supports the improvement of the performance of all Participants and not one primarily directed at identifying under-performing physicians;
- to provide a formalised procedure which can demonstrate participation in Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Training & Research (TR) for such purposes as registration or employment;
- to additionally provide a formalised and documented clinical practice audit (the Quality Assurance (QA) section of MOPS).
Fellows who would like more detailed information about the CPD/MOPS program click here.