Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

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As of May 2011, all doctors on the Medical Council register are legally obliged to maintain their professional competence by enrolling on a professional competence scheme and following the requirements set by the Medical Council.

Framework for maintenance of professional competence activities
The minimum CPD requirements are 50 credits and 1 clinical sudit per year.  The following represents a breakdown of the various CPD categories:
External Maintenance of Knowledge & Skills 20 CPD credits per year minimum
Internal Practive Evaluation & Development 20 CPD credits per year minimum
Personal Learning 5 CPD credits per year minimum
Research & Training 2 CPD credits per year minimum
Clinincal Audit 1 per year
*1 hour of activity accures 1 CPD credit