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January - June 2021 Activity Form
CPD news and updates
Improvements coming to the RACS CPD Program in 2022
The team at RACS have been working hard to bring you a number of improvements to the RACS CPD program including:
- The CPD mobile app is in progress and we expect this will be available in October.
- Guide and a template on how to complete a structured conversation with a peer is now available. This is a new requirement for Fellows in Aotearoa New Zealand and also a great reflective activity for Australian Fellows to undertake.
We look forward to bringing you other new features soon and welcome your feedback on what you’d like to see in your CPD Program. Let us know your thoughts using the feedback form.
“My CPD” updates
We continue to listen to your feedback and update features in your CPD portal.
The most notable change is the interactive dashboard, which will make adding activities faster and more user-friendly.
Some recent updates include;
- All tiles are interactive. The learning plan tile will open Learning Plan, all other category tiles will open the list of activities filtered by that category.
- Each category has a small info icon when you hover over it. You will see a description of the category and what is required.
- You now can see all activity details without opening each individual activity. An indication for evidence attachment is visible in the list.
- Added ability to search or type ahead function where you can start typing keywords to see a shorter list of relevant activity types instead of scrolling through a long list. Activities dates are today’s date by default now as they used to be the start and end of the CPD Period.
If you require any assistance or if you are unable to complete your CPD, please contact the CPD team at +61 3 9249 1282 or email@example.com.
The survey will only take a few minutes to complete.
Fellows are responsible for maintaining their skills, knowledge and competence which includes developments in their area of practice, as well as advances in clinical and medical science.
Education activities facilitate the maintenance or improvement of the knowledge and skills required to work competently as a surgeon, with the aim of improving patient care and outcomes. Participation in education activities should incorporate technical and non-technical areas of knowledge across the ten surgical competencies.
RACS recognises and encourages Fellows to participate in education activities across a broad range of modalities including face-to-face learning events, blended learning models, formal and informal learning opportunities.
Microlearning activities are bite sized, interactive learning opportunities, which are easily accessible via mobile phone, tablet or computer. They capture key messages and focus on the immediate information with links to gain a deeper understanding if required. These activities count towards Category 3 CPD points.
We value your feedback, please take a moment complete this brief microlearning evaluation.
Approved surgical audits
The College is committed to excellence in clinical care and all surgeons are expected to be involved in regular surgical audit, peer review and quality assurance activities. All surgeons who conduct operative procedures in hospitals, day surgery, units or private rooms are required to participate in a surgical audit each year, and to submit the audit for peer review.
Combined list of approved audits
ANZSCTS national database
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