Target Audience

The target audience is the specific group of specialists and/or family physicians, along with other healthcare professionals for whom the CPD activity will be developed, and must be determined from the inception of the activity. Aside from governing the program design and content, identifying the target audience determines which type of credits will be most appropriate.

Select ONE from each list for RCPSC specialists and/or CFPC family physicians:

RCPSC Target Audience CFPC Target Audience
Acute Care Point of Care Ultrasonography (POCUS) Aboriginal health
Addiction Medicine Academic medicine
Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Oncology Addiction medicine
Adolescent Medicine Administration
Adult Cardiac Electrophysiology Adolescent medicine
Adult Echocardiography Aesthetic Medicine
Adult Hepatology Allergy
Adult Interventional Cardiology Allied health professionals
Adult Thrombosis Medicine Alternative/complementary medicine
Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation Anesthesia and analgesia
Aerospace Medicine Art and medicine
Anatomical Pathology Assessment
Anesthesiology Basic sciences
Brachytherapy Behavioural science
Cardiac Surgery Cancer care
Cardiology (adult or pediatrics) Cardiovascular medicine
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Cardiovascular surgery
Child Maltreatment Pediatrics Child Abuse
Clinical Immunology & Allergy (adult or pediatrics) Chiropractic medicine
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology Chronic disease management
Clinician Educator Clinical practice guidelines
Clinician Investigator Program Communication
Colorectal Surgery Community medicine
Critical Care Medicine (adult or pediatrics) Cosmetic medicine
Cytopathology Critical care
Dermatology Culture
Developmental Pediatrics Dentistry/oral medicine
Diagnostic Radiology Dermatology
Emergency Medical Services Diabetes
Emergency Medicine Domestic Violence
Endocrinology & Metabolism (adult or pediatrics) Drugs
Forensic Pathology Emergency medicine
Forensic Psychiatry Endocrinology
Gastroenterology (adult or pediatrics) ENT
General Internal Medicine Environmental medicine
General Pathology Epidemiology
General Surgery Ethics
General Surgical Oncology Faculty Development
Geriatric Medicine Forensic medicine
Geriatric Psychiatry Gastroenterology
Gynecologic Oncology General surgery
Gynecologic Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility Genetics
Hematological Pathology Geriatric medicine/care of the elderly
Hematology Global health
Hyperbaric Medicine Gynecology
Infectious Diseases (adult or pediatrics) Health economics
Internal Medicine Health policy
Interventional Radiology Hematology
Maternal Fetal Medicine History
Medical Biochemistry Homecare
Medical Genetics and Genomics Hospitalist care
Medical Microbiology Imaging techniques
Medical Oncology Immunology
Neonatal Perinatal Medicine Infectious disease
Nephrology (adult or pediatrics) International medicine
Neurology (adult or pediatrics) Laboratory medicine
Neuropathology Legal/medico-legal
Neuroradiology Lifestyle
Neurosurgery Management
Nuclear Medicine Medical careers
Obstetrics & Gynecology Medical education
Occupational Medicine Medical informatics
Ophthalmology Medical students and residents
Orthopedic Surgery Men’s health
Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Mental health
Pain Medicine Molecular medicine
Palliative Medicine Nephrology
Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Neurology
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Neurosurgery
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nuclear medicine
Pediatric Radiology Nursing
Pediatric Surgery Nutrition and metabolism
Pediatric Urology Obstetrics
Pediatrics Occupation/industrial medicine
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Oncology
Plastic Surgery Ophthalmology
Psychiatry Orthopedic surgery
Public Health and Preventive Medicine Pain management
Radiation Oncology Palliative care
Respirology (adult or pediatrics) Pathology
Rheumatology (adult or pediatrics) Patients
Sleep Disorder Medicine Pediatrics
Solid Organ Transplantation Pharmacology
Sport and Exercise Medicine Pharmacy
Surgical Foundations Practice improvement
Thoracic Surgery Practice management
Transfusion Medicine Preventive medicine
Trauma General Surgery Prison medicine
Urology Psychiatry
Vascular Surgery Psychotherapy/counseling
Other/General Practice/Health Care Professional Public health
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Quality improvement
Canadian Medical Protective Association Radiation therapy
  Radiology
  Rehabilitation medicine
  Religion/spirituality
  Research methods
  Respiratory medicine
  Rheumatology
  Rural medicine
  Sexual health and medicine
  Sociology
  Sports and exercise medicine
  Statistics
  Surgery
  Thoracic surgery
  Toxicology
  Transplant medicine
  Travel medicine
  Tropical medicine
  Urology
  Vaccines
  Vascular surgery
  Women’s health 
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