The purpose of the Recertification in Medicolegal Expertise (CMLE and C-CAT) is to harmonize and improve quality standards for competent, independent practice as a medical expert in various domains of practice in Canada. The Recertification Program assesses the minimal competencies necessary to practice as a medical legal expert across a wide range of clinical scenarios pertinent to pediatric, adult and geriatric patient populations. The Recertification Program is intended to be complementary to national standards of competence within a specific health care specialty, and enhance the competent, ethical, and professional practice as a medicolegal expert. The CMLE is not intended to replace any existing College or Board regulatory functions, but rather to augment those processes. The vision for the CMLE is to be recognized as the standard of quality for medicolegal experts in Canada and beyond.
WHEN DO I NEED TO RECERTIFY?
Candidates will be required to recertify every 5 years.
*Individuals required to recertify in 2022 have been given a year grace period until the end of 2023.
** Individuals required to recertify in 2023 have been given a six-month grace period until July 1st, 2024.
All candidates will have access and be expected to review the lecture and study materials and take part in the question/answer session during the course itself, however, you will not be required to undertake the multiple-choice examination given that you successfully completed this task when you were first certified.
Rather, your re-certification evaluation includes a final assessment experience managed by peerScholar, an evidence-based educational technology out of the Advanced Learning Technologies Lab of the University of Toronto Scarborough.
What this means, is that you will submit one of your examination reports specific to the re-certification program you are applying for (i.e., a catastrophic report if you are seeking C-CAT re-certification and an IME report if you are seeking CMLE re-certification).
The peerScholar process you will engage in was designed to both assess and enhance your learning experience. Specifically, you will be asked to submit your de-identified report. In the next step you will review, analyze, and provide feedback to a de-identified report submitted by one of your peers, ultimately giving it some feedback about how their report could be improved. As you engage in this stage of the peerScholar process, another set of peers will assess your work. In the third phase you will see the feedback those peers gave to you, and you will be asked to assess that feedback and ultimately incorporate the feedback you find useful into a final revised report. All of this is undertaken anonymously. This process will give you a very rich perspective on how examiner reports can vary, and what makes a given report especially high quality. As you move through the peerScholar experience you will not only get the chance to demonstrate your own level of expertise, but you will also enhance your learning by both giving feedback to your peers and learning from the feedback they attach to your work. To these ends, the peerScholar process enhances problem solving and communication skills whilst candidates find it both engaging and extremely valuable.
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An individual is eligible to qualify to write the Recertification provided all of the following criteria are met:
The number of Recertification attempts by candidate will be limited to three times within a three year period.