Continuous Professional Development

This page contains the SJRH Department of Emergency Medicine CPD resources. These resources include CPD policies and forms, archive of Department Rounds and M&M learning points, links to internal and external CPD courses and online educational resources. The objectives of the CPD program are to provide support for physician development and maintenance of clinical and academic competencies, to oversee a program of quality local CME events including Rounds and Journal Club and to provide integration of CPD with the other SJRHEM programs.

Director of CPD: Dr Mackenzie Howatt

Physician Annual Review (PAR)

SJRH DEM provides each physician with an annual review. This process includes a review of annual CME attainment and SJRHEM department participation, and provides support for developing a plan for the following year.

The following documents are required for PAR (see CPD Files):

  • Updated CV
  • Teaching Dossier
  • Self Assessment Form

Department Rounds

Department Rounds are held on a bi-monthly basis from 9am to 10am via Zoom / Emergency Department Conference Room.

Dalhousie DEM Rounds

A schedule of all Dalhousie DEM academic activities can be seen here

The Emergency Medicine Review Course

The Emergency Medicine Review (EMR) course is offered by the Saint John Regional Hospital Emergency Department to guide eligible candidates in preparation for the CCFP (EM) licensing exam.

Journal Club

Journal Club is held on a monthly basis from 7.30pm to 9.30pm and are hosted at the homes of faculty staff.

Presentation Resources

We have priority access to 2 conference rooms situated within the footprint of the Emergency Department. Both rooms are fully equipped with modern video-networking, teleconferencing and smart-board projectors. Click here to access the AV / Teleconferencing Cheat Sheet


We also have the i>clicker Audience Response System (ARS) which enables participants and presenters to interact dynamically through question-and-answer polling in various group settings. Click the above link or here to access instructions for use and other i>clicker resources.

Critical Care Podcasts

Our collection of podcast posts can be found here

CPD Files