Micro-Aggression Training for Physicians

On demand

Micro-Aggression Training for Physicians, developed last year by CPSA, Alberta Health Services and the Alberta Medical Association, positions Alberta’s physicians as leaders in addressing racism in health care settings. This online, on-demand training aims to help members understand what micro-aggressions are, how to recognize them, why they are harmful and how to respond.

Learning Objectives (source)

When physicians have completed this voluntary course, they will be able to:

  • Define micro-aggressions.
  • Identify harms caused by micro-aggressions in healthcare settings.
  • Identify examples of micro-aggressions in healthcare settings.
  • Summarize interventions physicians can make when encountering microaggressions.
  • Select appropriate interventions for situations involving micro-aggressions in healthcare settings.
  • Differentiate between good, better and best interventions when encountering micro-aggressions.
  • Engage in self-reflection regarding micro-aggressions.

Claim CPD credits

Once you’ve completed the course, download and save a pdf of your certificate so you can apply for continuing professional development (CPD) credits:

  • Up to 4.5 Mainpro+ credits are available through the College of Family Physicians of Canada, in the self-learning program.
  • 1.5 hours of MOC section 3 self-assessment hours (at 3 credits per hour) through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Credits are calculated by MOC after submission.

How to access the training

Log into CPSA’s online learning platform, MyCPSA, using the same login credentials you use to access the CPSA Portal. From there, select 'Micro-aggression Training for Physicians' from the list of courses assigned to you.

If you have any questions, please contact info@cpsa.ab.ca.


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