Participating in activities organized by accredited institutions abroad
such as the Royal Colleges of UK, Canada and Australia, the American
College of Physicians, the American Medical Association, the British
Medical Association, the Saudi Council for Health Specialties and
other similar organizations could be considered for recognition by
KIMS, provided such educational activities had been accepted by the
concerned authority of the country as CME/CPD.
The Certificate of Participation should clearly indicate the credit
point value that the participant may claim. A document that does not
mention the CME/CPD credits but merely states that the practitioner
attended the activity is not sufficient for the above purpose.
Practitioners who wish to attend activities abroad should contact
the organizers and consult the concerned KIMS CME/CPD Officer in advance
to verify the CME/CPD status of the activities.
If certificates that do not indicate credit values are received by
the CME Center, they would be assessed in consultation with the CME/CPD
Officer of concerned specialty. The practitioner is responsible for
obtaining and submitting the necessary details regarding the activity
to facilitate this assessment. Additionally, copies of the relevant
certificates need to be submitted to the CME Center at least six weeks
prior to any applicable deadlines.
Practitioners are encouraged to use web-based learning for continuing
education and continuing professional development. The maximum number
of CME/CPD credits that may be claimed on accredited CME/CPD activities
undertaken through the Internet is limited to 5 credits within a 24-hour
Recognition by RCPSC
The Maintenance of Professional Competence (MPC) Program of the CME
Center of KIMS is substantively recognized by The Royal College of
Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Fellows of the College practicing in Kuwait have the option of participating
in the MPC Program in lieu of the RCPSC's MOC Program under the terms
stipulated by RCPSC.
of the MPC Program by the Royal College of Pathologists, UK
The Royal College of Pathologists in UK has accredited the CME/CPD
programs offered by KIMS under its MPC Program. The Royal College
of Pathologists accepts the participation in the KIMS scheme by Members
and Fellows working in Kuwait. The College does not require that its
members also participate in its own scheme, though the option remains
open to them.