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Rapid impactful learning

We deliver quick summaries of impactful clinical studies, clinical pearls, and practice tips relevant to physicians (including new billing codes, drug approvals, new tools, guidelines, etc). Instead of providing summaries of trials as they come out, we provide information that has truly changed your colleagues’ practice. Think of it as sitting down with a trusted colleague and asking them: “what new information changed your practice this year?”

Articles are designed for rapid consumption, typically taking less than 10 minutes to read, and also include links to references, resources, and patient handouts, if you want to explore more. Each article has the same format:

  1. What I did before/What I have noticed
  2. What changed my practice/Data for practice change
  3. What I do now/What I recommend (practice tip)

Connect with colleagues

Each article includes an opportunity for you to submit comments, ask questions, and vote on the impact the information presented will have on your practice.

Comment and ask questions

TCMP supports a collegial atmosphere and sharing of ideas amongst peers. All articles include an opportunity for readers to comment and ask questions. We then close the loop by asking the authors to respond to comments. We expect some of the opinions to be controversial and hope this fosters dialogue and collaboration. View an example of our past discussion board on dabigatran for atrial fibrillation.

  Discussion guidelines:

  1. Be respectful and courteous, as if you were having a polite face-to-face discussion.
  2. Stay on point and focus only on the topic of the article.
  3. We reserve the right to delete inappropriate comments.
  4. Questions? Email


You can contribute to the pool of meaning by voting on the impact on your practice of each article. You can also click on “View Results” to see how your colleagues have voted on each article. View an example by clicking “View Results” to see votes for Adult ADHD — practice tip by Dr. Elisabeth Baerg Hall.

Earn credits

TCMP reflective learning activities for each article are certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) for 0.25 Mainpro+ Certified Self Learning credits and accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) for 0.25 MOC Section 2 Self-Learning: Scanning Activity per article. You can easily obtain credits by reading an article and filling out a reflective learning activity online. The activity link for credits is at the end of each article. Once you complete the activity you will receive a confirmation email with your responses that can help you apply the credits to your account.

Credits for family physicians

UBC CPD will automatically upload the total number of Mainpro+ credits to CFPC on a quarterly basis. Credits will be uploaded to the holding area of your account. When you log into your account with CFPC you will need to complete the impact assessment or the learning outcome in order for credits to be applied to your credit cycle. 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 to upload 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.

Credits for specialist physicians

RCPSC has paused the automatic upload of credits as they are working on a new and improved system. Learners need to manually self-report their 0.25 Section 2 – Self-Learning Activity credits per article and exercise to their MAINPORT ePortfolio. For inquiries, please contact

See an example of a filled-out exercise: sample answers.

We also recommend doing Personal Learning Projects with RCPSC or Linking Learning to Research or Practice with CFPC, for example: conducting research relevant to family medicine or researching a new treatment protocol. We provide reference and resource links that can further your learning.

Suggest a topic or contribute an article

You can suggest a topic or contribute an article by emailing Our physician editorial team will provide you with feedback in order to finalize your article.

Website features

Medical categories:

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

Popular topics and resources:

Some articles span a range of disciplines, treatment classes, or information types. For example, a large trial on hypertension treatment outcomes could be tagged “hypertension”, “beta blockers”, “ACE Inhibitors”, “kidney disease”, and “cardiology”.  Click on keywords or search for them to see articles related to that topic. For example, clicking on “Patient Handouts” provides you with a list of TCMP articles with handouts that you can give to patients:

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.


All of the articles have associated author biographies, disclosures, and mitigating statements:


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