Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is how doctors update their knowledge and skills throughout their working lives. This includes all elements of good medical practice - clinical and non-clinical.

Example External (Maintenance of Knowledge and Skills) activities
External CPD relates to educational activities that take place outside your workplace where you can interact with and learn from others.   You can claim 1...
Wed, 6 Jul, 2022 at 4:44 PM
Example Internal (Practice Evaluation and Development) activities
Example meeting types Journal Clubs Grand Rounds Multi-disciplinary team meetings (MTD) Faculty meetings Editorial meetings Legal briefings Case st...
Wed, 6 Jul, 2022 at 12:10 PM
Example Personal Learning activities
You only need to record five hours of Personal Learning each year, but one of the most common mistakes we see is doctors forgetting to record it.   Here a...
Wed, 6 Jul, 2022 at 4:49 PM
Example Research or Teaching activities
Research and teaching are essential in order to improve patient care.  Sharing your knowledge with others will help you to consolidate your own learning as ...
Wed, 6 Jul, 2022 at 4:56 PM
Can I claim CPD credit for online learning?
You can claim credit for online learning in either the External or Internal category when the activity meets these criteria:   It provides learner intera...
Wed, 6 Jul, 2022 at 4:48 PM
Can I claim CPD credit for attendance at committee meetings?
You can record committee meetings under the Internal CPD Category if the meeting meets the following criteria:   There must be a clear patient care/patie...
Wed, 18 Dec, 2019 at 1:57 PM
Can I claim CPD credit for teaching or lecturing to undergraduates?
If you determine that an undergraduate teaching/training session has educational value to you, you can claim CPD credit, but you must demonstrate its educat...
Wed, 18 Dec, 2019 at 1:59 PM
How do I claim credit for speaking at an academic meeting/symposium etc.?
The first-time preparation and delivery of a presentation or lecture attracts 5 CPD credits in the Research or Teaching Category. A minimum of 2 credits per...
Wed, 18 Dec, 2019 at 2:42 PM
What courses and events are available in RCPI?
We offer a diverse range of educational opportunities and we are continuing to develop new and innovative lifelong learning and professional development opp...
Tue, 7 Jan, 2020 at 3:38 PM
An educational activity I participated in did not have CPD Approval?
From time to time you may engage in activities which have not been approved by a Postgraduate Training Body.  In this instance you should satisfy yourself t...
Wed, 18 Dec, 2019 at 2:45 PM