CPSA New Registrants Online Modules


This self-paced online orientation is developed for all new registrants of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA). More details coming…..


Through this course, learners will be equipped to:

  • [Details TBD] purpose and process
  • Discuss integrating the competencies of CanMEDS roles in clinical practice
  • Demonstrate some highlighted elements of practice essential to effective patient care in Alberta
  • Realize necessity of individual practitioner’s life-long learning with physicians’ practice standards

Accreditation hours TBD:

This one-credit-per-hour self-Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the University of Calgary Office of Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development for up to [TBD] Mainpro+ credits.

This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by University of Calgary Office of Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development. You may claim a maximum of [TBD] (credits are automatically calculated).

You may also perform Linking Learning exercises around a question you ask yourself as a result of learning from this program at: http://www.cfpc.ca/Linking_Learning_exercises/. Each completed Linking Learning exercise earns up to five Mainpro+ certified credits.

Accredited Royal College MOC Section 1 and Section 3 credits are eligible for certified Mainpro+ credits, up to a maximum of 50 credits per five-year cycle; any additional credits are eligible as non-certified Mainpro+ credits. MOC Section 3 accredited activities can be claimed at 3 credits per hour up to the cycle maximum.

Material presented are in compliance with the University of Calgary Copyright Policy, Acceptable Use of Material Protected by Copyright.

Course materials are for individual use only and not to be distributed.

  • This course has received no commercial sponsorship support.
  • This course was co-developed with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, and was planned to achieve scientific integrity, objectivity and balance.
  • PC/Faculty disclosure
Katrina NicholsonMD, CCFP, MBChB, FCFP (Chair)

Honorarium: University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine – Clinical Associate Professor; Medical Director offices of PLP and CME&PD; University of Alberta – Clinical Associate professor – DFM; REACH Institute/ Canreach AB – Faculty Teacher; CADDRA – Board Member; AHS Medicine SCN – Core member/ member of kidney group

Clinical Associate Professor, CME&PD, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
Sharla King Nothing to declare 
Trisha LegeardBANothing to declareProgram Coordinator, CPSA Registration Assessments
Bruce LeisenBScNothing to declareDirector, Registration; Director, Physician Health Monitoring
Helen Cuddihy  Senior Medical Advisor, Continuing Competence Department
Lori MontgomeryMD CCFP

Honoraria: ACFP, CFPC, University of Calgary, UBC
Clinical Trials: Hotchkiss Brain Institute, University of Calgary – rant for a pilot clinical trial of a medication for opioid withdrawal

AHS – Medical leadership role

Clinical Lecturer, Departments of Family Medicine and Anaesthesia, Perioperative and Pain Medicine,
University of Calgary; Medical Director, Chronic Pain Centre,
Alberta Health Services
Doreen  OneschukMD LMCC CCFPNothing to declareSenior Medical Advisor, Provincial Physician Assessment Program, CPSA
Jean RawlingBSc, PhD, MD, CCFPNothing to declareClinical Assistant Professor, Site Medical Lead; Central Teaching Clinic, Department of Family Medicine, University of Calgary
Amanda Siebenga Nothing to declareProgram Coordinator for CPSA Registration Assessments
Rachel Talavikar TBD 
Jean TriscottMD CCFP (COE)Nothing to declare

Center for Health and Culture

Department of Family Medicine

University of Alberta

Utkarsh SubnisPhD MBBS

Digital Workplace Consultant – Fresh Squeezed Ideas Inc.

Former Employee – HAnalytics Solutions Inc.

Education Consultant, Office of Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary

To be finalized from PRA SPC listed below:

Katrina Nicholson MD, CCFP, MBChB, FCFP (Chair)
Doreen Oneschuk MD LMCC CCFP
Bruce Leisen BSc                     
Jill Hastings MSc CHE                       
Amanda Siebenga           
Helen Cuddihy MD CCFP    
Trisha Legeard BA                  
Utkarsh Subnis PhD, MBBS (CME&PD Representative)

This program has received an educational grant from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.