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My Lifelong Learning Plan: a free, accredited online tool that supports practice improvement

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September Messenger 2023 | Posted September 14, 2023
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Submitted by the Office of Lifelong Learning, University of Alberta

The University of Alberta’s Office of Lifelong Learning have created MyL3Plan, an accredited and freely available platform to track physician practice improvement and personal development, in alignment with CPSA’s Physician Practice Improvement Program (PPIP).

MyL3Plan promotes self-reflection to identify areas needing improvement and advance practice with an emphasis on developing a concrete plan for implementing practice changes. It is a highly flexible, practice-relevant approach that provides physicians with the opportunity to craft improvement activities based on their own needs. It encourages physicians to reflect on their practice, identify gaps and desired outcomes, and craft educational strategies that suit their personal learning style.

Medical regulatory authorities across Canada, including CPSA, are requiring physicians to participate in practice improvement activities using a quality improvement approach. MyL3Plan can be used to track and support CPSA’s required practice improvement activities and earn CME credits by completing the following activities:

  • Practice-driven quality improvement activity using objective data
  • Personal Development (PD)
  • CPSA Standards of Practice quality improvement activity (SOP)

By using the MyL3 Plan tool, physicians will be able to:

  • Reflect on their experiences to identify priority areas to advance practice
  • Develop a plan for implementing practice changes
  • Recognize and monitor areas for improvement through ongoing reflection
  • Select appropriate resources and learning opportunities to achieve the learning goals and implement practice changes
  • Fulfill requirements for PPIP activities

Practice improvement cycles can be applied to any element of the profession, such as education, research, administration and clinical practice through a five-step-learning cycle. Explore the Office of Lifelong Learning for additional training opportunities.

MyL3Plan has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 24 Mainpro+ certified credits. Members of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada can claim MOC Section 2‐Self‐Learning Activities: PLP (Personal Learning Project) credits.

For more information and to register for free, visit MyL3Plan.

Questions about PPIP? Visit our website, or email

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