2019-2021 CPD end of triennium results
06 April 2022
Our CPD program’s two recent triennium processes have been completed with a 100 per cent completion.
Congratulations to all 1113 participants in the 2019-2021 continuing professional development (CPD) triennium for achieving 100 per cent completion. This is an amazing achievement and shows the dedication you have to maintaining your professional development and CPD portfolios.
With the previous triennium, 2018-2020, also achieving 100 per cent completion, this means just under 3000 fellows and CPD participants have maintained their CPD requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Professional development has never been more important; with the need to upskill to support your patients and the wider community, and of course yourselves. We believe this also demonstrates the versatility of our CPD program and the practical support of the ANZCA and FPM CPD Committee and team in anticipating members' needs. Some of these examples are available through our news items.
Councillor and CPD Committee Chair, Dr Debra Devonshire reflects on fellows and CPD participants’ professional development and 100 per cent end of triennium completions – two years running:
“Continuing professional development is a vital cog in the complex pattern of our working lives. We must consistently demonstrate to our patients and community, our commitment to upholding the highest standards of healthcare. With this 100 per cent result, ANZCA and FPM fellows have shown a dedication to personal growth in education and positivity to meet the needs of our diverse Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand communities.
In a challenging pandemic, with these exceptional CPD results, our profession has illustrated to regulatory bodies an unwavering and commendable resilience. Nadja Kaye and Mat McGuire in the CPD team at ANZCA also deserve our gratitude for assisting fellows and CPD participants to navigate their requirements.”
How do these results compare to previous CPD trienniums?
Since the introduction of the 2014 CPD program, we have been very proud of our end of triennium process results. Annually they’ve achieved between a 98-100 per cent completion rate. This is the second time we have achieved 100 per cent completion.
Due to our unique triennial (three-year) structure, we continuously have three consecutive trienniums. If the current 2020-2022 cohort receives 100 per cent completion, it’ll be the first time the college will have three continuous trienniums with all CPD participants (currently over 6600) meeting CPD requirements.
This would be an outstanding achievement and one unlike other medical colleges have ever seen. Let alone during a pandemic!
How are other CPD trienniums (cohorts) progressing?
The below graph shows participants across all CPD trienniums actively updating their CPD portfolios and meeting requirements during 2021.
Here you can see the CPD portfolio completion rate for the 2021 annual requirement across our three trienniums compared to those previously completed for the 2018-2020 triennium. These entries were ahead for the most recently completed 2019-2021 triennium but slightly behind for the two active cohorts (2020-2022 and 2021-2023), as indicated by the graphs icons.
We commend all CPD participants for their commitment to professional development and for reflecting this in their CPD portfolios. Updating your CPD portfolio is also essential for the CPD review project and its developments. We recommend all CPD participants make an active effort at best practice by recording CPD activities in your portfolio as you complete them.
The CPD committee and team will continue to monitor and evaluate completions to help tailor our promotion of helpful CPD resources and to support the CPD review project.