In order to uphold accreditation/certification standards, a few scientific planning committee (SPC) members are required to have formal roles depending on the credit type(s) sought. A qualifying physician may have more than one role (eg. one could be the accountable physician and RCSPC member and UBC FoM member). Minimum two physicians are required to make up a SPC.
The accountable physician is the chair or member of the SPC to represent the physician organization, and as such agrees to assume ultimate responsibility for upholding the accreditation/ certification standards and for following the UBC CPD Guidelines for Support in preparing and implementing the CPD activity.
Required for all credit types.
Accountable Physician declaration form
For MOC credits, one member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) is required to be on the SPC to represent the target audience of specialists. The declaration verifies the RCPSC member of having had substantial input into the program.
RCPSC declaration form
For Mainpro+ credits, two roles are required:
- one physician member of the UBC Faculty of Medicine (UBC FoM) is required to be on the SPC to represent UBC FoM. The declaration verifies the UBC FoM member of having had substantial input into the program
- one member of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), residing in the province of BC, is required to be on the SPC to represent the target audience of BC family physicians