The Medical Board of Australia has significantly changed the CPD Program for Medical Practitioners.
The changes effective from January 1st 2023 include:
The new CPD standard requires non-exempt medical practitioners to:
- write an annual continuing professional development plan (CPD Plan)
- complete a minimum of 50 hours per year of CPD activities that are relevant to their scope of practice and individual professional development needs
- allocate a minimum 50 hours per year between the following types of CPD activities:
- At least 12.5 hours (25 percent of the minimum) in educational activities,
- At least 25 hours (50 percent 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 percent of the minimum) across any of these types of CPD activities including any relevant specialty high-level CPD requirements.
- meet any high-level CPD requirements set by the relevant specialist college
- reflect upon achievement of the CPD Plan at the end of the year in preparation for the next year
- retain completed CPD records for three years after the end of each one-year cycle period for auditing purposes.
From 1 January 2024, all non-exempt medical practitioners will be required to have a CPD home.
To learn about the new requirements, please visit the Medical Board of Australia webpage.