Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) consists of a range of activities undertaken by doctors to maintain their clinical skills and knowledge.  It covers the development of knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours  across all areas of their professional practice.  Participation in CPD activities forms part of the recertification requirements of Te Kaunihera Rata o Aotearoa - Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ).

The NZOA has developed a CPD Programme based on the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) CPD requirements with enhancements to make it relevant to Orthopaedics in New Zealand.

Participation in the NZOA CPD programme is a requirement for annual recertification for NZOA members holding a current Practising Certificate from MCNZ and members outside New Zealand undertaking further training following completion of the Surgical Education Training Programme.

All members are required to report their CPD activities using the online NZOA CPD programme which can be accessed from the MyCPD button on the NZOA website.

The CPD programme runs on the calendar year.  Reporting for each year should be completed by 28 February of the following year.  Exemptions from full reporting may be granted in certain circumstances.

Read the NZOA CPD Guidelines for more details.