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CPD resources for international doctors

This page provides a list of resources for non-UK doctors who are participating in the College’s continuing professional development (CPD) programme.

RCOG events

International CPD participants aren’t required to attend an RCOG meeting. However, if you wish to do so, please search for relevant conferences and events in our events listing.

Other international events

The College doesn’t approve non-RCOG meetings for CPD purposes. You will be the best judge of what meeting or conference you need to attend to enhance your knowledge and skills. However, to help you find suitable events, we have created a short list of forthcoming international meetings.

Audit

The College recommends that Fellows and Members engage in audit. For more information, please read the RCOG’s Clinical Governance Advice No. 5: Understanding audit.

For additional information, please also read Let’s do audit (published by Cambridge University Press in partnership with the RCOG). If you’re in a middle- or high-income country, the resources available through the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) website may also be useful.

If you carry out an audit of your practice or an audit of the unit where you work, you can record 5 CPD credits in the ‘local’ category.

Reflection

The College encourages its Fellows and Members to regularly reflect on their performance, their professional values and their contribution to any teams in which they work. For suggestions of things to consider in your reflection, please visit the reflection page

There is a reflective learning form built in to your CPD ePortfolio. You can claim 1 CPD credit in the ‘personal/professional’ category per reflection.

Guidance documents

You will be aware of the College’s guidelines and other guidance documents. If you think that College guidance is appropriate within your local context, you may wish to use reflection to explain your learning from the guidance and whether you could make improvements to your practice as a result. 

If you use the reflective learning form built in to your ePortfolio, you can claim 1 CPD credit in the ‘personal/professional’ category per reflection.

RCOG online lectures

There are a number of online lectures on our eLearning platform, StratOG. If you find any of these useful, you can use the reflective learning form to explain the educational value of the lecture to you and how this might help you improve your practice.

You can claim 1 CPD credit in the ‘personal/professional’ category per reflection.

The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (TOG)

Participation in knowledge-based assessment (KBA) is a CPD requirement. You can achieve KBA credits mainly via the questions provided in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (TOG). You can claim 2 CPD credits for each TOG article for which you successfully complete the CPD questions (70% compliance with the authors). You can attempt each set of TOG questions a maximum of three times.

To read and submit your answers for the TOG articles, please go to the TOG page (you’ll need to be signed in to the website to access TOG online and to submit your answers to the CPD questions).

Electronic Fetal Monitoring Programme (eFM)

You can claim CPD credits for successful completion of eFM assessments in the ‘knowledge-based assessment’ category (2 credits per assessment successfully completed, and 2 credits per case successfully completed). Note that only cases published from 2013 are claimable.

Find out more about how to access eFM.

eLearning (StratOG)

You may wish to work through particular areas by using StratOG elearning tutorials. You can claim 2 credits in the ‘personal/professional’ category under ‘eLearning’ for completion of a StratOG tutorial.

Find out more about eLearning for CPD.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the CPD resources or the CPD programme, please email the CPD Office or call +44 20 7772 6307.

Elsewhere on the site

Guide to CPD
Read our introduction to CPD and an overview of what CPD entails
CPD FAQs
Answers to frequently asked questions about the RCOG's CPD programme