2018 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Verification

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The Find a Surgeon directory is a listing of active Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons who meet the requirements of the College's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program and have opted to be on the list. This list excludes retired or inactive Fellows.

 

You have been selected to verify your CPD activities for 2018.

RACS CPD is an annual program - 1 January to 31 December.

CPD is due by 28 February 2019

Please access the RACS Portfolio > CPD to complete.

Don't Panic, it's not as hard as you think!

To verify your CPD you must provide supporting documents confirming your participation or completion of activities you enter into your CPD record.

All RACS activities, ANZASM actvities and 'RACS Approved' activities have been automatically populated in your CPD record. These activities are also automatically verified so you do not need to provide evidence for them.

The following are an example of the activities populated in your CPD by RACS:

  • RACS Annual Scientific Meeting (ASC)
  • RACS Supervising Trainees
  • RACS Examiner
  • ANZAM First Line Assessment

What is Reflective Practice?

There is a variety of activities to meet this category including:

How do I use the RACS Portfolio?cpd-approved-logo

  • Step 1: Log into the RACS Portfolio > My CPD
  • Step 2: Confirm your Practice Type is correct
  • Step 3: Review your requirements & ADD activities
  • Step 4: You must add supporting documents to any activities that are not RACS activities or RACS Approved activities
  • Step 5: Once you have entered at least the minimum activities with evidence for all non-College activities, submit your CPD via the 'Finalise my 2018 CPD' button

 


Tips and Tricks

Ensure you click on 'Finalise my 2018 CPD' to notify the RACS team that your CPD is ready for review.

Follow your progress in the RACS Portfolio on your Computer, Tablet or Mobile.

RACS activities, ANZASM activities and RACS Approved activities are automatically uploaded to your Online Diary and Verified.

You only need to verify:

  • Surgical Audit and Peer Review
  • CHASM (if you are in NSW)
  • Clinical Governance Meetings (first page of minutes only)
  • Activities that are not College approved

Ask your head of unit, chair of the meetings or director to provide a letter confirming:

  • Your participation in a Surgical Audit and Peer Review
  • Attendance at Clinical Governance meetings
  • Your Teaching activities

Review the CPD Guide for other forms of suitable evidence cpd-guide-thumb

The CPD Program Guide 2017 (PDF 706KB) is a valuable resource for Fellows. The Guide defines program requirements by practice types, details the range of activities available for Fellows to achieve their annual requirements, and includes frequently asked questions, to support you.

And that's it! You have successfully submitted your CPD Verification! The RACS CPD Team will review the information you have submitted and contact you if they require anything further. Upon successful verification, your Statement of Completion will be issued, and available anytime for you to download from the Portfolio.


Where can I get help?

The CPD team are available Monday-Friday 9am-5:45pm (AEDT) and can be contacted at +61 3 9249 1282 or cpd.college@surgeons.org.