New Agreement Between the Royal College and American College of Surgeons Adds Options for Accredited Continuous Professional Development Activities

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (12/15/20)

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American College of Surgeons (ACS) have agreed to expand the diversity of Section 3 credits available to Royal College Fellows and participants in the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program. The collaboration adds 18 surgical accredited learning and assessment activities that meet the requirements of self-assessment programs to the Royal College's MAINPORT ePortfolio. The activities are recognized through a credit recognition pact between the partners, which officially began on Nov. 1, 2020. "This collaboration ... will make available important ACS resources for surgeons, including Fellows of both colleges and enhance the care they provide to their patients," said ACS Executrive Director David B. Hoyt, FACS. "Surgeons will be able to avail of high-quality ACS education programs that involve assessments and feedback, and receive appropriate credit for Section 3 of the Royal College's MOC Program."

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