by Jubaida M. Aquino, MD
Starting July 2017, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) will be requiring Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credit units for the renewal of the Professional Identification Card pursuant to Republic Act 10912 known as Continuing Professional Development Act of 2016.
According to the CPD Act 2016, this program was implemented for the following reasons:
• To promote and upgrade the practice of professions;
• To check whether individual doctors update their knowledge/skills by attending accredited CPD courses and obtaining the required credit units;
• To improve competence of professionals in accordance with international standard;
• To check capacity/competence of doctors in making wiser judgments in cases/problems/concerns;
• To prove that doctors are capable of effective medical practice;
• To avoid occurrence of medico legal suits.
Registered and licensed professionals, including medical professionals, are required to complete 60 units every three (3) years or 20 units/year. Since implementation of the program started only this year, the CPD requirements will be as follows:
The 60 credit units (cu) should be composed of 20 cu for professionalism, 30 cu for clinical competence/academic track, and 10 cu for self-directed learning. The activities and the required supporting documents for submission to PRC upon renewal under each domain are as follows:
About The Author
Jubs started in eFP as an Institutional Correspondent when she was a 1st year resident at EAMC Eye Department. She loves taking selfies, though she never posts the pics. An advernturer and free-spirit at heart, she enjoys long road-trips even to parts unknown.
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