DRAFT TERMS OF REFERENCE
RACMA Continuing Education Program Committee Scope
The Continuing Education Program Committee (CEPC) is responsible for policy and procedures to guide the development, implementation and evaluation of the Continuing Education Program (CEP) for Fellows and Associate Fellows of the College. 1. Membership
2. Reporting Line
Under the RACMA Constitution, the Committee is chaired by the Chair Continuing Education Program. Other members
- Jurisdictional CEP Coordinators – including those from New Zealand, Hong Kong and Australian state and territories.
- Associate Fellow Board member
- Other coopted Members Qualifications All members have sufficient medical management and educational expertise to act effectively as members of the Committee. All members of the committee are nominated by their jurisdictional committee.
The CEPC provides advice and assistance regarding the College’s continuing professional development responsibilities to the Education and Training Committee (ETC). The Chair of the CEPC is also invited to the Board meetings as an attendee and reports on the CEP activities and matters directly. The Board may refer matters to the CEPC for comment, advice and/or implementation.The Chair of the CEPC acts as a conduit between the CEPC and the National Scientific Advisory Committee, by acting as Chair of both committees. 3. Meetings
The Committee meets on a regular basis – with a minimum of 5 meetings a year. At least one meeting will be face to face, with the remainder held via teleconference. In the absence of the Chair, one of the attending members will be elected as Acting Chair. The quorum will be at least 50% of the committee membership group. 4. Responsibilities
4.1 Educational programs
5. Evaluation of the Terms of Reference
The Committee will participate in the development and review of the CEP curriculum, delivery and evaluation; in order to provide a professionally relevant and progressive educational program for College Members and other participants. The educational programs that are developed by the committee will have a National focus, with delivery performed at a jurisdictional level.
Members of the CEPC may provide input toward the development of other College programs such as the Fellowship Training Program and the AFRACMA program etc. 4.2 Induction of new Fellows
The Chair of the CEPC will orientate new Fellows to the College CEP Program upon their election to Fellowship. CEPC members will support new Fellows to engage in jurisdictional CEP programs eg. learning groups, use of eCEP tools, reporting, certification etc. 4.3 Mentoring Program
The Committee will continue to offer new Fellows access to the College’s Mentoring Program. 4.4 Advisory role
The CEPC will advise both the Board and the ETC on any advances or changes regarding professional development ie. The Medical Board of Australia’s Continuing Professional Development Registration Standard; and The Medical Council of New Zealand’s Continuing Professional Development and Recertification requirements. 4.5 Policy review
The Committee will review RACMA’s policy and procedures in relation to CEP at least triennially, in the following areas:
- Continuing Professional Development business rules
- Implementation of mandatory participation in the RACMA CEP Program
- Annual audit of participation in the Continuing Professional Development Program
- Mentoring Program
4.6 Evaluation of the educational program
The committee assesses the feedback of the Continuing Education Program Survey conducted by the National Secretariat and incorporates the suggested changes into the review of their educational programs.
Through a monitoring of key performance indicators such as the annual certification rates and the annual audit, the committee can determine the level of engagement from the FRACMA and AFRACMA participants.
The Committee reviews and reassesses its Terms of Reference triennially (or sooner if appropriate) and recommends any changes it considers appropriate to the ETC.