The Medical Board of Australia has announced changes to CPD requirement that will be effective from January 1, 2023.
To meet this registration standard, in each calendar year doctors must:
Establish an accredited 'CPD home' (generally through the relevant specialist college)
Develop a written annual professional development plan
Complete a minimum of 50 hours per year of CPD activities that are relevant to your scope of practice and individual professional development need
Allocate your minimum 50 hours per year between the following types of CPD activities:
– at least 12.5 hours (25 per cent of the minimum) in educational activities
– at least 25 hours (50 per cent of the minimum) in activities focused on reviewing performance and measuring outcomes, with a minimum of five hours for each category, and
– the remaining 12.5 hours (25 per cent of the minimum), and any CPD activities over the 50-hour minimum across any of these types of CPD activity.
Self-evaluate your CPD activity at the end of the year as you prepare your professional development plan for the next year
Retain records of your annual CPD activity for audit by your CPD home and the Board for three years after the end of each one-year cycle.
With face-to-face opportunities for education and networking limited as a result of COVID-19, ANZSOM is offering a program of webinars to help our members stay connected and keep learning. All ANZSOM webinars will be made available nationally to members as well as recordings of previous webinars (member-only access). Also included in this schedule are webinars offered by AFOEM, which are accessible to ANZSOM members as per the Memorandum of Collaboration between ANZSOM and the RACP.
Click below for more information about upcoming webinars
Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Journal
ANZSOM members have free online access to the official journal of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, London. This journal publishes high-quality research relating to the full range of chemical, physical, ergonomic, biological and psychosocial hazards in the workplace and to environmental contaminants and their health effects.
The journal is accessible to members via the link below (NOTE: member login required); there is no additional charge and members can continue to enjoy access while their subscription to ANZSOM remains current.
ANZSOM is committed to providing high value educational opportunities for AFOEM Trainees. This includes specific opportunities at our Annual Scientific Meetings. In 2020, this included Direct Observation of Field Skills at workplace site visits. The ANZSOMJournal Club will also be a feature of the CPD Program in 2022.
ANZSOM encourages all state Branches to include a on their Branch Councils to ensure trainee needs are considered in local planning.
ANZSOM provides continual professional development opportunities via online learning resources, the Annual Scientific Meeting and state branch meetings. Generally these activities are not formally accredited with the Royal Australian College of Nursing, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners or Royal Australasian College of Physicians (AFOEM) however, you can claim CPD points for participation in non-accredited activities. Participation in ANZSOM Committees may also count towards CPD points.
Completion of ANZSOM CPD activities, including the ASM, Branch educational meetings, webinars and online learning modules, can be recorded in My Profile (CPD activity record).
For more details regarding profession-specific CPD requirements and how ANZSOM CPD contributes, download the document below or for more details please contact your governing / registration body directly.