What's New at ACFP and In Health Care
President's Message— Challenging Work Pays Off
Becoming a family physician is an incredible commitment and is not for the faint of heart, mind, or body. As you all know, the specialty of family medicine is about building long-term trusted relationships; it is about complexity, comprehensiveness, and problem solving.

We are asked to balance social, emotional, physical, and mental wellness for our patients and their families. Many of us are small business owners concerned with hiring staff and providers to our clinic teams, making payroll, renewing or establishing new lease agreements, replacing aging equipment, and creating excellent customer experience. It's a heck of a slog but it's just as rewarding.

I want to take a moment to congratulate the approximately 150 family medicine resident graduates in Alberta that have committed to their careers in this challenging and rewarding profession. The new Family Medicine Professional Profile just released by the CFPC describes what a family medicine resident can contribute to at the end of their education and training.

Alberta Family Docs Rock!
World Family Doctor Day provided Alberta an opportunity to reflect on the positive role family physicians have in their lives.

The ACFP’s Family Docs Rock public awareness campaign continues to gain momentum and already has been shared with several provinces. 

Take a look at the patient stories submitted over the years from Cochrane to Beaumont , Grande Prairie to Longview , and many more locations from across our province.

Does your own family doc rock?  Submit a story!
Mainpro+ Minute—Credit Requirements Poll Results
Last month we asked, "Do both certified and non-certified credits qualify for the CFPC's minimum annual credit requirement?"

The correct answer is:

YES! Both certified and non-certified credits fulfill this requirement.

All Mainpro+ participants, including Non-Member Mainpro+ Participants, are required to earn and report a minimum of 25 credits per year during their five-year cycle. The annual minimum may be comprised of any combination of certified and/or non-certified credits in the Group Learning, Self-Learning, and Assessment categories ; a minimum of 250 credits are required within the five-year cycle and at least 125 of those credits must be certified.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our poll. We received 172 responses—130 "yes" and 42 "no"—and all correct answers were entered in a draw to receive a $25 Starbucks gift card. Five lucky winners were drawn at random:
  1. Dr. Anita Augustine (Medicine Hat)
  2. Dr. Charlene R. Dunn (Calgary)
  3. Dr. Olexandra Markevych (Edmonton)
  4. Dr. Gregory Oman (Edmonton)
  5. Dr. Shirley Traynor (Calgary)

Congratulations to our winners!

Looking for Mainpro+ Minutes? Find them here.
FREE Self-Learning TM Resource—FOCUS ON: Opioids
Did you know the CFPC has a FREE online Self Learning™ resource featuring the latest medical evidence on opioids and pain management. 

Members can claim five certified Mainpro+ ® credits with this special issue by completing a Linking Learning to Assessment exercise.

Click here for information on how to access this free resource.
June 30 is the CFPC's Annual Mainpro Credit Reporting Deadline!

Members of the CFPC must report a minimum of 25 credits annually. Both certified and non-certified credits qualify for this annual requirement.

Don't wait until June 30—enter your credits now!
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