Accredited programs and conferences provide excellent learning experiences for healthcare professionals looking to stay up to date in their field. The University of Toronto’s Continuing Professional Development department in Faculty of Medicine accredits programs that meet the academic excellence and value expected from U of T.
U of T accreditation involves a peer review of the academic process to certify that the curriculum is rigorous, scientifically sound, and qualifies for continuing education credits for participating healthcare professionals. All Continuing Professional Development programs undergo this quality review process.
Upon completion of the peer-review, successful programs are approved by the Faculty of Medicine’s Continuing Education Directors and Leaders Committee and the Faculty Council Continuing Education Committee (FCCEC). The committees review each program for its attention to educational principles, such as: needs assessment, clear objectives, appropriate format, evaluation strategies, and conflicts of interest.
All programs are reviewed according to the accreditation criteria established by the following bodies, thereby ensuring the awarding of credits to attendees:
- The College of Family Physicians of Canada
- The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
- other governing organizations and bodies as required or appropriate
Accredited programs and conferences can use the university’s name and logo to promote their program thereby ensuring that learners are aware of the quality and relevance of the program offering.