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Do the recent RANZCR CPD changes affect you?

  • October 5, 2022
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Do the recent RANZCR CPD changes affect you?

Radiologists are now required to meet 50 hours of CME / CPD accredited training annually.

DetectedX provides solutions for all CPD/CME requirements.

October 5, 2022 – To better align with the Medical Board of Australia (MBA), and the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ), the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) developed a new updated CPD program.

The 2022 CPD program will require that:

  • Members complete a minimum of 50 hours of CPD per annual cycle (rather than points).
  • Members will commence undertaking CPD on an annual cycle (rather than triennium).
  • Members will be able to record CPD activities in any of the three broad categories: Educational Activities; Reviewing and Reflecting on Performance; and Measuring and Improving Outcomes.
  • A Professional Development Plan (PDP) is required to be completed.
  • If reporting MRI, 8 CPD hours are required annually (Clinical Radiology and Australian-based members only).
  • If reporting Mammography, 4 CPD hours are required annually (Clinical Radiology and Australian-based members only).

DetectedX provides solutions for all CPD / CME requirements.

Educational Activities: DetectedX includes a variety of breast and chest-related lecture content.
Reviewing and Reflecting on Performance: DetectedX's unique self-assessment modules and quizzes provide instant feedback along the way with the opportunity to attempt modules multiple times.
Measuring and Improving Outcomes: All your learning material receives a score and certifications that are stored in your profile, accessible anywhere, anytime.

All your CPD/CME accredited training is recorded and tracked so you can see how close you are to meeting requirements.

The biggest update is the rolling out of the new Kaizen e-Portfolio to replace the Genix learning portal, making it easier for members to record their CPD points, and check compliancy. The Kaizen e-Portfolio will be mobile-friendly, and offer an interactive function that will allow for an easy upload of their CPD activities.

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The Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) requires that all New Zealand Fellows, Educational Affiliates, IMGs and CPD Participants meet the requirements of an approved CPD program, which includes recertification, to receive an annual practising certificate. The requirements of the MCNZ include:

  • A structured annual conversation with a peer, colleague or employer.
  • Cultural safety and a focus on health equity must be reflected in CPD.

In addition to the CPD program requirements listed above commencing in 2022, from 2023, there will be an additional minimum requirement of activity needed to be met across the 3 broad categories:

  • 12.5 hours (25%) of hours recorded under Educational Activities.
  • 25 hours (50%) of hours recorded across Reviewing Performance and Reflecting on Practice and Measuring and Improving Outcomes (with a minimum of 5 hours for each category).
  • The remaining 25% (12.5 hours) distributed across any of the three types of CPD.

How can DetectedX help radiologists with these new changes?

DetectedX makes it easier for radiologists and medical imaging professionals in Australia and New Zealand to gain access to the necessary study material to further their diagnostic knowledge, but also to accumulate the necessary CPD/CME points they will require throughout the year.

We specialise in diagnostics of the breast and chest area, with many online courses and lectures available on breast and lung cancer, mammography, and chest conditions.

With hundreds of courses at your fingertips, it has never been easier to learn from world leaders in radiology education.

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