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Table 1 Regional needs assessment survey responses

From: Redesigning continuing professional development: Harnessing design thinking to go from needs assessment to mandate

Questions Responses (n = 80)
Years in practice <5 years –35.4%
5–10 years – 21.5%
10–20 years – 16.5%
>20 years – 25.3%
Practice sites Community ED – 64.1%
Tertiary care ED – 44.9%
Urgent care – 38.5%
Pediatric ED – 10.3%
Training path CCFP-EM – 41.8%
FRCPC-EM – 31.6%
CCFP – 11.4%
FRCPC-PEM – 7.6%
Allied health – 3.9%
ABEM – 3.8%
What are some roadblocks preventing you from further developing your career? Lack of time 40% (n = 32)
Lack of resource/funding 12.5% (n = 10)
Lack of motivation/burnout 11.3% (n = 9)
Lack of opportunities 10% (n = 8)
Lack of mentorship 7.5% (n = 6)
What types of continuing professional education are you currently doing? Conferences – 86.3%
Podcasts – 77.6%
Journal articles – 70.1%
Rounds/lectures – 63.8%
Workshops – 36.3%
Simulation – 3.9%
What do you wish staff physician continuing professional education looked like? Staff-only small group discussions
‘Education responsive to our needs’
Improved remote access/curated online content
Staff simulation
Procedural skills workshops
  1. ED emergency department, CCFP Canadian College of Family Physicians, EM emergency medicine, FRCPC Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada, PEM Pediatric Emergency Medicine, ABEM American Board of Emergency Medicine