Professional Development

Welcome. The Professional Development (PD) page serves to provide excellent ED resources and professional advancement opportunities for faculty of the Department and the broader emergency community across British Columbia.

We will achieve this by sharing exceptional educational content and resources, patient care information, clinical support tools, and academic career support, including teaching and evaluation training.

What is Continuing Professional Development?

CPD supports physicians to provide the best care for their patients, to develop careers and to promote professionalism. It is broader than Continuing Medical Education, which provides the best educational material primarily for clinical care and is broader than Knowledge Translation, which focuses more on the mechanisms and strategies to embed best practices.

What is PD and how does it differ from CME and Knowledge Translation?

PD refers to competences attained for patient care as well as personal and career advancement. It is broader than Continuing Medical Education, which focuses more on providing the best educational material primarily for clinical care. It also differs from Knowledge Translation, which focuses more on the mechanisms and strategies to embed best practice but maintaining the broad educational content.