Practising Wisely
Interested in CPD to support evidence-based practice?

Find out about the OCFP's exciting new program at


Clinical Tools:
Speak Up For Your Practice Needs!

The Centre for Effective Practice and the OCFP are asking family doctors to share their insight to help shape the development of new clinical tools.

Register with Centre for Effective Practice to indicate your interest and receive more details about teleconferences and other opportunities as they become available. Tool development expertise is not required – just an interest in improving the tools available to support your practice.

OCFP Member Benefit - Tools for Practice

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Tools for Practice articles summarize medical evidence on a clinical question with a focus on information to support your day-to-day practice.

The content is developed free of industry bias and is based on the best available evidence. Each article is peer-reviewed, ensuring it maintains a high standard of quality, accuracy, and academic integrity. Family physicians that consult the Tools for Practice resource can be assured that they are accessing a wealth of established, verified knowledge.

Where does the content come from?
Tools for Practice is coordinated by Dr. G. Michael (Mike) Allan, Associate Professor in the University of Alberta Department of Family Medicine.

Dr. Allan is a highly respected practitioner and educator. He has been a popular and recurring speaker at the Alberta College of Family Physicians’ Annual Scientific Assemblies, and has agreed to share his knowledge and experience with colleagues through Tools for Practice.
Get CPD credit too

The OCFP has arranged for the highly regarded electronic publication Tools for Practice to be emailed directly to members free of charge. In addition, this evidence-based learning opportunity can now be easily used to earn Mainpro credits.

OCFP members can also access GoMainpro - the portal that seamlessly tracks CME credits related to Tools for Practice. This is made possible through a partnership with the Alberta College of Family Physicians, which produces Tools for Practice and operates the GoMainpro subscription service.

There are two subscription levels – Level 1 for up to 6 credits from 24 articles and Level 2 for up to 12 credits from 48 articles. Tools for Practice remains available without the GoMainpro extension (and without the associated reflections/credits).

What's the cost?

Get up to 6 Mainpro+ credits for $47.50 (plus tax) or 12 for $75 (plus tax).

Do I need to sign up?

OCFP members automatically receive the no-charge Tools for Practice emails. These are sent to the email address associated with your OCFP membership. You can unsubscribe at any time using the link provided in the message. 

The GoMainpro reflective exercises and credit tracking are by subscription. Register with the email address associated with your OCFP membership or enter code ON293 or RSD89 for residents.

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For technical support about these tools please contact [email protected].

For information about CME and other member benefits from the OCFP contact us at [email protected]