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Continuing Education Program Committee


Authorised by:                  Education and Training Committee
Date:                                   February 2014
Review:                              February 2017



Scope

The Continuing Education Program Committee (CEPC) is responsible for policy and procedures to guide the development, implementation and evaluation of the Continuing Education Program (CEP) for Fellows and Associate Fellows of the College.
 
1. Membership
 
Chair

Under the RACMA Constitution, the Committee is chaired by the Chair Continuing Education Program. The Chair of CEPC has a three year term renewable for one further term subject to Board approval.
 
Other members
  • Jurisdictional CEP Coordinators – including those from New Zealand, Hong Kong and Australian state and territories.
  • Associate Fellow Board member
  • Consumer representative
  • Other coopted Members as appropriate. Please note co-opted members are not standing committee members
Qualifications

All members have sufficient medical management and educational expertise to act effectively as members of the Committee. All members of the committee are nominated by their jurisdictional committee.
 
2. Reporting Line

The CEPC provides advice to the Education and Training Committee (ETC).
 
The Chair of the CEPC is also invited to the Board meetings as an attendee and reports on the CEP activities and matters directly. The Board may refer matters to the CEPC for comment, advice and/or implementation.
 
The Chair of the CEPC acts as a conduit between the CEPC and the National Scientific Advisory Committee, by acting as Chair of both committees.
 
3. Meetings

The Committee meets on a regular basis – with a minimum of 5 meetings a year. At least one meeting will be face to face, with the remainder held via teleconference. In the absence of the Chair, one of the attending members will be elected as Acting Chair. The quorum will be at least 50% of the committee membership group.
 
4. Responsibilities

4.1 Educational programs
The Committee will review  the CEP curriculum requirements  and advise on a professionally relevant and progressive educational programs for College members and other participants. The educational programs that are developed on the Committee’s advice will have a national focus.
 
 
4.2 Induction of new Fellows
The Chair of the CEPC will orientate new Fellows to the College CEP Program upon their election to Fellowship. CEPC members will support new Fellows to engage in jurisdictional CEP programs eg. learning groups, use of eCEP tools, reporting, certification etc.
 
4.3 Mentoring Program
The Committee will oversee the College’s Mentoring Program and report annually to ETC on new Fellow engagement in mentoring activities.
 
4.4 Advisory role
The CEPC will advise both the ETC on any advances or changes regarding professional development i.e. The Medical Board of Australia’s Continuing Professional Development Registration Standard; and The Medical Council of New Zealand’s Continuing Professional Development and Recertification requirements.
 
4.5 Policy review
The Committee will review RACMA’s policy and procedures in relation to CEP at least triennially, in the following areas:
  • Continuing Professional Development business rules
  • Implementation of mandatory participation in the RACMA CEP Program
  • Annual audit of participation in the Continuing Professional Development Program
  • Mentoring Program
4.6 Evaluation of the educational program
The Committee will deliver a triennial Continuing Education Program Survey and advise on program requiremnts for the next triennium.
 
Through a monitoring of key performance indicators such as the annual certification rates and the annual audit, the Committee can determine the level of engagement from the FRACMA and AFRACMA participants.
 
4.7 Annual Audit
Each year the CEP Committee will advise the ETC on the level of participation of College Fellows and AFRACMA.

5. Evaluation of the Terms of Reference

The Committee reviews and reassesses its Terms of Reference triennially (or sooner if appropriate) and recommends any changes it considers appropriate to the ETC.
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