CFPC SEM Section
What is Sport and Exercise Medicine?
Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) is the practice of comprehensive, full scope medicine as it relates to active lifestyles and exercise. It includes prevention, research, education, exercise prescription, diagnostics and treatment for a broad range of medical conditions in those involved in, or wishing to become involved in, activity and sport. SEM pertains to the athlete and non-athlete alike, and includes all age groups, and all levels of ability. The goal is to “keep active people active and promote safe and healthy physical activity to all individuals.”
CAC Revised Eligibility Criteria
In April 2015, the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) opened the online application for Certificates of Added Competence (CAC) in Family Medicine. To date, more than 600 applications have been completed or are in progress. There is still plenty of time to apply as the application will remain open until October 2015.
Please note an important change to the CAC eligibility criteria. The original five-year membership requirement excluded many qualified candidates from applying through the leader route. The new criteria only require candidates to be members of the CFPC at the time of their application. Other changes clarify the requirements for candidates who completed their training, or did most of their practice, outside of Canada.
Applications must be completed and submitted online. If applicable, third party documentation must be received by the College on or before the application closing date.
For further information and instructions about the CAC application process and to access the application, please go to www.cfpc.ca/cac. Please review carefully the updated eligibility criteria.
Questions or comments can be directed to the CAC Coordinator or 905-629-0900 ext. 216.