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TCMP – 0.25 Mainpro+ or 0.25 Section 2 CME study credits!

TCMP is accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) for 0.25 Mainpro+ study credits and by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada  (RCPSC) for 0.25 Section 2 Self-Learning: Scanning Activity for each posting. You can easily obtain study credits by reading a posting and filling out an exercise online. The exercise link for study credits is at the end of each posting. UBC CPD will automatically upload your Mainpro credits to CFPC and RCPSC on a quarterly basis. MOC Section 2 activities will be uploaded to the holding area of your MAINPORT account.

Your National College ID Number is requested due to an arrangement with The College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Division of Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia (UBC CPD) to provide automatic electronic transfer of continuing education credits to the College of Family Physicians of Canada. By giving UBC CPD your CFPC ID you give permission for upload of credits to CFPC.

If you have lost or misplaced your CFPC membership card, please contact the CFPC Membership Department ( or 905.629.0900/1.800.387.6197, extension 423 or 450). You also have to have a valid email address on file with the CFPC so they can email you your confirmation.

See an example of a filled out exercise: Sample answers

* These credits are under the category of push-technology credits, currently limited to combined total of 15 Mainpro-M1 credits per year. Once a Mainpro participant has earned 15 Mainpro M1 credits for this type of activity in a year all remaining credits will be recorded as M2. There is no limit on number of M2 credits participant earns in a year.

Discussion board:

Readers are encouraged to post on the discussion board and leave comments, ask questions, and/or vote on the impact of each article.  All questions and comments will be answered by the author and posted on the discussion board before the next article is live. We expect some of the opinions to be controversial, and hope this actually fosters comments and dialogue between physician users. (view our recent discussion board on dabigatran for atrial fibrillation).

Discussion guidelines:

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You can contribute to the pool of meaning by voting on the impact to your practice of each article. You can also click on “View Results” to see how your colleagues have voted on each article.

Suggest a Topic:

Any physician is welcome to submit potential topics, ideas and articles for consideration and each article is reviewed by our physician editorial board. You can always send us your suggestions or comments directly.


Each article falls under a certain category. For example by clicking on “Cardiology” the website will provide you with a list of all TCMP articles related to “Cardiology”.


Tags allow for more detailed searching: some articles span a range of disciplines or treatment classes.  For example, a large trial on hypertension treatment outcomes could be tagged “hypertension” “beta blockers” “ACE Inhibitors” “Kidney disease” and “cardiology”.  Click on tags to see articles under each key word. For example clicking on “Kidney disease” provides you with a list of related TCMP articles with a focus on Nephrology.

Quick Links:

We have a list of useful clinical resources that physicians, residents, and medical students have indicated are highly used in their practice.

Direct links to referenced articles:

All of the referenced articles listed in each article are available through the UBC Library or College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC (CPSBC) Library links.

Bios page:

All of the articles have associated author biographies and disclosures.