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The College of Family Physicians of Canada
(CFPC) is a professional association and the legal certifying body for family medicine
Family medicine is a medical specialty devoted to comprehensive health care for people of all ages. It is a division of primary care that provides continuing and comprehensive health care for the individual and family across all ages, sexes, diseases, and parts of the body...
in Canada. This national organization of family physicians was founded in 1954 and currently numbers over 25,000 members.
The CFPC establishes the standards for the training, certification
Certification refers to the confirmation of certain characteristics of an object, person, or organization. This confirmation is often, but not always, provided by some form of external review, education, assessment, or audit...
, and lifelong education
Lifelong learning is the continuous building of skills and knowledge throughout the life of an individual. It occurs through experiences encountered in the course of a lifetime...
of family physicians. It accredits postgraduate family medicine training in Canada's 17 medical schools, conducts the certification examination in family medicine, and grants the CCFP and FCFP designations.
Members of the CFPC belong to the national College as well as to their provincial chapters. The CFPC runs a program designed to support the continuous professional development of its members named Mainpro (Maintenance of Proficiency).
Each year the CFPC hosts Family Medicine Forum, a family medicine conference. Its official journal is Canadian Family Physician
Canadian Family Physician is a monthly peer-reviewed open-access medical journal and the official journal of The College of Family Physicians Canada...