MCC 360 now available in both official languages
MCC 360, a multi-source feedback tool for practicing physicians, is now available to individual physicians in both official languages seeking continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities.
CPD is an integral part of the healthcare profession. For the physician, maintaining and improving quality standards of medical care is a multifaceted and lifelong learning process involving the development of knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors. Whether you’re a physician who is new to the practice or a seasoned family doctor, reflection on your own performance is crucial in the ever-evolving environment of medical care.
As a respected leader in medical assessment, the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) recognizes the importance of physician development and has designed a new version of MCC 360 available to individual physicians who wish to take their practice to the next level. Previously, MCC 360 was only available to physicians nominated by their organizations for internal CPD requirements.
MCC 360 delivers actionable and meaningful feedback on physician performance in their roles as a communicator, a collaborator, and a professional. An MCC 360 package includes surveys to be completed by patients, physician colleagues, and non-physician co-workers, as well as a self-assessment completed by the physician. The responses are collated and analyzed to create a report that contains quantitative feedback based on respondent answers and narrative, qualitative feedback in the words of peers and patients. The physician thus receives a comprehensive snapshot of their performance through the eyes of the people most relevant to their everyday practice.
“At this point in my life,” says Dr. Brian Cornelson, a family physician who participated in the MCC 360 self-select pilot project, “although I’m probably towards the end [of my career], I really wanted to get an assessment of, am I as good as I think I am?” He says the fact that the feedback obtained via MCC 360 comes from colleagues, non-physician co-workers, as well as patients, makes it a very comprehensive and well-rounded assessment.