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June Messenger 2024 | Posted June 13, 2024
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Understand micro-aggressions and gain CPD credits through our online course

Last year, CPSA, the Alberta Medical Association and Alberta Health Services partnered to create a learning opportunity for physicians about micro-aggressions. Available through MyCPSA, our online learning platform, this course will help regulated members better understand what micro-aggressions are, how to recognize them and how to respond.

Watch this brief video for highlights from the training

Since it launched in June 2023, over 700 physicians have completed this voluntary training. We encourage every regulated member to take advantage of this important learning opportunity.

Why is this type of training important?

Under CPSA’s Code of Ethics & Professionalism, physicians are required to accept patients without discrimination, and treat patients and colleagues with dignity and respect. Racism and discrimination lead to negative care experiences for patients, care providers and teams, and prevents people providing or receiving the best care. As Alberta’s medical regulator, CPSA has a responsibility to ensure patients have access to care that is free from discrimination, and it’s important that healthcare professionals can work in environments that are safe and supportive.

Are CPD credits available?

Yes! The course is accredited for continuing professional development (CPD) credits from both national colleges:

  • Up to 4.5 Mainpro+ credits are available through the College of Family Physicians of Canada, in the self-learning program.
  • 5 hours of MOC section 3 self-assessment hours (at 3 credits per hour) are available through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Credits are calculated by MOC after submission.

How can the training be accessed?

CPSA regulated members can log into MyCPSA, using the same login information used to access the CPSA Portal.

Once logged in, simply select Micro-aggression Training for Physicians from the list of courses assigned to you to get started. From start to finish, the course should take about an hour and a half.

Find out more about the training and access MyCPSA by visiting our website.

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