MCC 360 Now Available in Both Official Languages
MCC 360, a multi-source feedback tool for practising physicians, is now available to individual physicians in both official languages seeking continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities.
For many who have used MCC 360, it is the narrative responses from respondents, as well as the delivery of the results by a facilitator that have proven to be the most valued aspects. Once all steps of the program are completed online and a feedback report is generated, the physician is contacted to schedule a one-on-one coaching session with a trained peer-physician facilitator. The MCC has established a partnership with , a subsidiary of the Canadian Medical Protective Association, for delivering confidential coaching sessions to help physicians create a plan to bring feedback into practice.
“I think [facilitation] is very interesting, because it makes it real,” says Dr. Cornelson. “If you just get a printed report, you can see it through your own lens. Whereas if I’m reviewing it with a facilitator, I’m going to get their point of view.”
In addition to the valuable feedback it generates, MCC 360 is an efficient way to gain CPD credits from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the College of Family Physicians of Canada. All physicians completing MCC 360 are eligible for 3 credits per hour. Physicians completing this individualized MCC 360 assessment may earn up to 15 CPD credits in the Assessment category. Many may consider this an interesting alternative to attending a conference, which often requires travel and hotel costs in addition to the costs associated with the conference.
“Knowing what I know about the world of continuing professional development,” says Dan Faulkner, Executive Lead for MCC 360, “this is pretty easy for doctors to do. MCC 360 looks at data from your practice, it gives you personalized feedback, and provides you with access to one-on-one coaching. You can’t get any better than that in the world of physician continuing professional development.”
While more and more organizations such as medical regulators, health authorities and hospitals are opting to use MCC 360 for physician development, individual physicians are also recognizing that expectations of patients are high. This is one path to ensuring those expectations of care are met and giving physicians the tools to deliver the best possible care to their patients.
This article was originally conducted and published by The Medical Council of Canada (MCC). We sincerely thank The MCC for their continued partnership.