Accredited Curriculum Coming Soon on Response to the Opioid Crisis

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In January 2021, the AFMC launched a national, bilingual, comprehensive and competency-based curriculum for medical graduates, residents and practicing physicians interested in pain management and substance use. The evidence-based training aims to fill gaps in educations programs across Canada, including the diagnosis, treatment, and management of pain.

The modules are currently available to undergraduate students, post-graduate students, and physicians online and are free.

In the coming months, an additional, accredited version will be made available for a cost through Queen’s University for resident and practicing physicians interested in obtaining a Certificate of Completion and 22.5 continuing professional development (CPD) credits with both the CFPC and the Royal College.

In addition to obtaining the CPD credits, the certificate will set learners apart from their colleagues by having completed this curriculum and can be a highlight on their curriculum vitae. The type of credit learners would be eligible for are assessment level accreditation through Mainpro+ for family physicians and Section 3 Self-Assessment accreditation through the MOC for physician specialists, which are highly desirable and the hardest to obtain. Other health professionals can also claim this professional learning activity for continuing education credits.

This certificate package will fill gaps in education and ensure learners, physicians and other health professionals across Canada have access to the latest expert-designed educational offerings in the diagnosis, treatment, management of pain and substance use.

For more information and to register, please visit and please direct any questions to