Accredited Self-Assessment Programs (Section 3)
Self-assessment programs (SAPs) approved under Section 3 must be developed or codeveloped by a committee consisting of members of a physician organization as defined by the Royal College.
Examples of organizations that meet the Royal College’s definition of a physician organization include: provincial psychiatric associations, subspecialty academies, hospital departments of psychiatry and subspecialty societies.
Programs planned by a nonphysician organization with physicians who are affiliated with a physician organization do not qualify as physician organization programs.
Royal College Standards for Approval of Accredited SAPs
- SAPs must be developed to address a defined need within a specifc subject area, topic or problem.
- SAPs must describe the methods that enable participants to demonstrate or apply their knowledge, skills, clinical judgement or attitudes.
- SAPs must provide detailed feedback to participants on their performance to enable the identification of any area(s) requiring improvement through the development of a future learning plan.
- The content of SAPs must be developed independent of any commerical influence or other conflicts of interest.