CLAIMING CPD POINTS
For some specific surgical simulations which have been accredited by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and/pr the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Any eligible surgeons in practice or advanced training (e.g fellowships) may make an application to claim continual professional development (CDP) or continual medical education (CME) points for their participation and successful completion of each surgical simulation.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a process of life-long learning, recognising that surgeons are not only clinical specialists, but also work closely in multidisciplinary teams settings as managers and communicators. By contrast, Continuing Medical Education (CME) generally focuses only on that specific domain of professional development. All surgical professionals engage with either CPD or CME programmes in a variety of settings and are increasingly adopting time-saving, technological solutions.
As a platform we strive to be recognised as a platform that can both improve patient outcomes and better learning in surgical training. Fundamental surgery continues to work towards global accreditation in all medical bodies around the world, to reaffirm the value of our platform. This is a key driver in showcasing the educational quality of our simulations.
With our current work with leading educational, training and surgical organisations, we have already obtained accreditations and will continue to seek and work with other medical bodies to further justify our value in medical training.
If you have any questions about our CPD/CME accreditation processes please email [email protected]
Below are the details of the organisations which currently accredit Fundamental Surgery simulations with CPD/CME points.
Royal College of Surgeons of England – CPD Accreditation
All Fundamental Surgery simulations are confirmed as an activity that demonstrates sufficient educational value to contribute to individual surgeons’ CPD, for which 6 CPD points can be claimed.
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) – CME Accreditation
Practicing surgeons in the USA are required to maintain their license to practice and as part of their requirements to maintain and develop their knowledge and skills surgeons must undertake Continual Medical Education (CME) activities.