Upcoming Accredited CME Events
We Are Your Partners in Professional Development
BCRS offers accredited CME courses by the top Radiologists in BC, Canada and around the world.
Maintaining Your Accreditation Shouldn’t be a Chore
Keep your training up-to-date with a stream of quality live and on-demand courses that suit your subspecialty and schedule.
Step 1. Get Access
Pay a la carte, or get special access with your BCRS membership.
Step 2. Stream Courses
Watch videos on demand and complete certification tests at your convenience.
Step 3. Receive Credits
Track your progress and download your accreditation certificate at anytime.
What Radiologists Are Saying
“I have attended several of the BCRS CME sessions, both in person and by webinar. The courses are very interactive. The content is up to date and very practical, covering imaging and management of findings that we see routinely in practice. The faculty is multidisciplinary, which is very important to provide pointers for what the clinician needs to know. Having panels of faculty from multiple BC hospitals also helps to focus on local trends and where to find support and direction, when necessary. I try to never miss an opportunity to attend a BCRS educational course. The courses have enhanced my practice greatly.”
Dr Kristina Sharma, Radiologist
BCRS: Your Education Partner
The Programs Committee oversees the BCRS’s interests and activities related to continuing medical education, accreditation, certification, credentialing and quality assurance. When there are training standards in place, we do our best to offer members an opportunity to complete the required training locally. If training standards are not currently available in BC or Canada, then the BCRS will work with the BC College, DAP, Doctors of BC and Ministry of Health to establish provincial standards. Since 2009, the BCRS has offered over 23 accredited CME opportunities to our members from a half-day program to multi-day simulation workshops that are linked to certification and credentialing. The BCRS plans to grow this value-added membership component in the future by offering online learning and webinars.
General Credit Information
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program requires you to document at least 25 credits in each section – 1, 2 and 3 – of the MOC Program before your five-year cycle ends (NOTE: this is not an annual requirement but on a five-year cycle).
The BCRS offers both Section 3 and Section 2 credits on our website.
Section 3 – Self assessment program
Section 3 activities provide the highest level of CME credits and are typically the most difficulty to accumulate. The BCRS is striving to provide the highest quality, most relevant Section 3 accredited programs to support in achieving the MOC requirements.
Participation in Section 3 activities earns three (3) credits per hour of assessment. You may participate in accredited self-assessment programs in Canada and outside of Canada. To achieve the required 25 credits in a five-year cycle you would need just over eight (8) hours of assessment credits.
All accredited self-assessment programs must:
- allow learners to demonstrate or apply knowledge, skills or clinical judgement
- provide a process to record their answers to the assessment questions and
- provide detailed feedback to learners on their performance.
The BCRS provides self-assessment questions in different formats embedded in all Section 3 accredited programs to meet these requirements. These self-assessments are non-punitive (no pass/fail) and results will not be shared. A certificate will not be issued unless all self-assessments are completed.
Section 2 – Self learning credits
Reviewing these enduring video presentations and reporting your participation earns 0.5 credit per topic. You must report 25 Section 2 credits in a five-year cycle.
International Specialists Attending CPD in Canada
American Medical Association (AMA) Agreement
The American Medical Association (AMA) and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Royal College) have renewed their agreement whereby select activities approved for Royal College MOC Credits areeligible for conversion to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. The renewed agreement is in place through December 31, 2024. instructions to to claim credits
Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners, Ministry of Public Health (QCHP)
Canadian specialists can claim the number of QCHP credits as equivalent to MOC Section 1 or MOC Section 3 accredited group learning credits developed by the Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners (QCHP) for QCHP credits. Agreement expires December 31, 2021.