The Ontario College of Family Physicians developed the Peer Presenter Program in 1991. The program was piloted in 1992 with the development of the Palliative Care Peer Presenter Program. The OCFP recognized the diversity of practice patterns throughout Ontario amongst physicians practicing in remote, rural, suburban, urban and inner city practices. While core content of programs developed using traditional methods is applicable throughout the province, the ability to translate knowledge gleaned from these programs into practice changes is often inhibited by practice setting. In addition, many physicians find the time away from practice and the cost of travel to be inhibiting.
The Peer Presenter model incorporates the principles adult education and presentation skills into an innovative delivery model for CME. Family Physicians from various regions of the province are chosen to participate in a training workshop designed to expose them to the principles of adult learning and to develop their presentation/facilitation skills and provide them with in-depth knowledge regarding the topic area. They are expected to incorporate their learning into their practices and to facilitate workshops in their own communities using their own cases and experiences to make the content information more relevant and appropriate for the practice setting.
If you are interested in having a Family Physician from your local region of the province facilitate a workshop on any of the following topics, please contact:
Click on any of the following to find out more information about the various CME programs.
Mental Health and Addictions:
To find a CME workshop taking place in your region, please click here for the CME on the Road schedule.