Members of the CAR have long been asking for more opportunities to obtain Section 3 Self-Assessment Program (SAP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program credits. We are pleased to have facilitated this agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Royal College) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) that recognizes eight ACR accredited self-assessment programs as eligible for Section 3 MOC credits.
This agreement responds to the needs of members of the CAR for more Section 3 SAP credit opportunities and the CAR request to the Royal College to recognize ACR programs as eligible for such credits.
“We are pleased that this MOU is in place and that radiologists will have increased opportunities to obtain high value Section 3 credits. The CAR is a long-standing partner of both the Royal College and the ACR and is happy that this initiative has come to fruition,” says Dr. Mike Barry, President of the CAR.
ACR courses in the agreement as of March 1, 2021 (courses are in English only)
- Pediatric Micro-Course – Abdominal Review Case Review
- Pediatric Micro-Course – Brain Case Review: “Children Are Not Little Adults”
- Neuroradiology Micro-Course – Brain Tumors Case Review
- Neuroradiology Micro-Course – Stroke Case Review
- Cardiac MR Micro-Course – Ischemic and Non-Ischemic Case Review
- MSK MR Micro-Course – Ankle Foot Case Review
- MSK MR Micro-Course – Elbow Case Review
- MSK MR Micro-Course – Wrist Case Review
The ACR activities can be accessed through your Royal College MAINPORT ePortfolio. They are searchable by title, specialty, provider name, country, city and date, among other parameters. You will be able to identify ACR activities eligible for Section 3 SAP credit by the following Royal College accreditation statement:
“Through an agreement between the American College of Radiology and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, MOC Program participants may record completed self-assessment programs or simulation activities developed and accredited by the American College of Radiology in Section 3 of the Royal College’s MOC Program.”
Eligible ACR activities completed on March 1, 2021, or afterwards may be submitted for Section 3 MOC credit under Self-Assessment Programs.
Those completed prior to March 1, 2021, can be submitted for Section 2 MOC credit under Personal Learning Projects.
“We are very pleased to be able to integrate the American College of Radiology’s high-quality programs as assessment activities eligible for Section 3 credit in our Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program. This partnership will enable Fellows and MOC Participants to better meet their MOC Program requirements and provide the very best health care to their patients,” says Dr. Susan D. Moffatt-Bruce, FRCSC, FACS, Chief Executive Officer, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
More information is available on the Royal College website.