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 of the following lists of RCPSC specialists and/or CFPC family physicians:

RCPSC Target Audience

(MOC credits)

CFPC Target Audience (main)

(Mainpro+ credits)

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