Physicians

INTRODUCTION

The Manitoba Achievement Review (MPAR) is a multisource assessment and feedback program. MPAR’s focus is professional development.

The College of Physicians & Surgeons of Manitoba (CPSM) is required by Regulation to establish a physician achievement review program for members.

Every 7 years, physicians ask patients, medical colleagues and co-workers to complete a survey about their performance. Survey topics range from medical management to communication skills and patient relationships. Through patient involvement, MPAR establishes physician accountability to the public for continuous practice enhancement and professional development.

All physicians on an active register and who are practising medicine in Manitoba are required to participate in the MPAR Program. Exemptions exist for those areas of physician practice for which assessment tools are not available.

MPAR provides educational guidance for physicians. The Physician Practice Enhancement Committee (PPEC), which is appointed by the Standards Committee, administers the MPAR program.

All participating physicians will receive feedback from patients, co-workers and colleagues about their performance in practice. Some physicians will be interviewed as a result of their feedback, and a few will receive a practice visit from a peer. The Physician Practice Enhancement Committee will advise physicians on areas of practice improvement.

When physicians are selected to participate in MPAR, they must comply with the instructions and submit the information requested within the set time limits, unless extensions are granted by the Program.

The College of Physicians & Surgeons of Manitoba wishes to acknowledge the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta as the author and owner of the Physician Achievement Review materials.