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Last Updated: Oct 27, 2023     Views: 363

DynaMed searches can be recorded for CME/CE credits self-reporting your searches directly to the respective colleges. 

There are two components to self-reporting – keeping track of your searches and recording them with the respective college.

Keeping Track of Searches

  1. Sign into DynaMed with your Personal Account credentials.

    Note: If you do not have a Personal Account, please first complete the steps found at: Signing up for a Personal Account to access DynaMed.

  2. After logging in, note the Continuing Medical Education (CME) indicator in the toolbar. The number displayed indicates how many CME/CE/CPD credits you have available to submit for a certificate.

    DynaMed home screen with CME indicator highlighted

  3. As you read DynaMed topics, the system tracks your activity and CME/CE/CPD credits for your topics are automatically added to the number in the toolbar to be submitted at a time of your choosing.

  4. The first time you claim a credit, you may be prompted to enter your address and select the type of CME/CPD/CE credits you are claiming. Once you fill this out, you are not required to provide this information again.

  5. You'll need to answer some short questions about how the information applied to your practice before the PDF certificate is generated.

Reporting

For RCPSC members, to make the recording easier, you might want to try MAINPORT’s ePorfolio app, which would give you easy access to report the credits at your convenience (or even after you’ve searched in the DynaMed app).  Further questions about the RCPSC MOC program and the MAINPORT ePorfolio can be directed to cpd@royalcollege.ca /1-800-461-9598.

Questions about the CFPC CPD program and MAINPRO+, can be directed to mainprocredits@cfpc.ca / 1-800-387-6197 (extension 560).

Self-Reporting Searches

A. With the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, DynaMed searches are eligible for 0.5 credits under Section 2: Scanning - Internet Searching (Medscape, UptoDate, DynaMed). To collect those credits in MAINPORT, there are two options:

Individually: Each internet search that you conduct that you deem has had a significant impact on your learning or practice can be recorded in Section 2: Self-learning for 0.5 credits per scanning activity. These may be reported under Section 2: Self-Learning – Scanning Activities, Internet Searching.

As a lump sum: If you completed these activities with the objective of answering a question, issue, or problem that you have identified in your practice, the time spent reviewing these materials may be reported under Section 2: Self-learning – Personal Learning Project (PLP). You will be asked to identify the subject of research, the date, the hours dedicated to the search, and the outcome/impact on your practice. You will be awarded 2 credits per hour.

 B. With the College of Family Physicians of Canada, DynaMed searches are eligible for 0.5 Mainpro+ certified Self-Learning credits.

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