CMA
CMA Conjoint Accreditation: ACMA Conjoint Accreditation: A
Model for Stakeholder DialogueModel for Stakeholder Dialogu...
CMA
What is conjoint accreditation?What is conjoint accreditation?
A peer review of educational programs
against predeterm...
CMA
Which health professions?Which health professions?
Cardiology Tech.
Cardiovascular
Perfusion
Clinical Genetics
Cytotec...
CMA
Why is accreditation of healthWhy is accreditation of health
education programs important?education programs important...
CMA
CMA’s Role in ConjointCMA’s Role in Conjoint
AccreditationAccreditation
CMA initiated
process in 1938
CMA provides
cor...
CMA
Conjoint Accreditation - AConjoint Accreditation - A
Collaboration of ProfessionsCollaboration of Professions
National...
CMA
Accredited ProgramsAccredited Programs
Over 120 accredited programs
involving 800+ participating facilities
Average of...
CMA
Committee on ConjointCommittee on Conjoint
AccreditationAccreditation
Governing body on
behalf of CMA Board
of Directo...
CMA
Committee on ProgramCommittee on Program
AccreditationAccreditation
Accrediting body for
educational programs
Conjoint...
CMA
Accreditation ProcessAccreditation Process
Relationship to Entry-to-Practice
Requirements for Health
Professions
CMA
Requirements for AccreditationRequirements for Accreditation
Five GENERIC
accreditation
requirements with
32 criteria
...
CMA
Requirement for AccreditationRequirement for Accreditation
1.01.0
“The program enables students to attain
the competen...
CMA
Profession-Specific RequirementsProfession-Specific Requirements
National Entry-
Level Competency
Profile
CMA
Definition:Definition:
Entry-Level CompetenciesEntry-Level Competencies
Behaviours that demonstrate or reflect
knowled...
CMA
Definition: National Entry-LevelDefinition: National Entry-Level
Competency ProfileCompetency Profile
Competencies acc...
CMA
Who develops the Entry-LevelWho develops the Entry-Level
Competency Profile?Competency Profile?
Developed by a health
...
CMA
Criteria for Use of A CompetencyCriteria for Use of A Competency
Profile in Accreditation ProcessProfile in Accreditat...
CMA
Changes in Entry-LevelChanges in Entry-Level
Professional RequirementsProfessional Requirements
Implications for the C...
CMA
Does the accreditation processDoes the accreditation process
specify an educational level?specify an educational level...
CMA
Process to submit changes inProcess to submit changes in
Entry-Level Competency ProfilesEntry-Level Competency Profile...
CMA
What if there is no consensusWhat if there is no consensus
within a profession on Entry-to-within a profession on Entr...
CMA
Current LimitationsCurrent Limitations
Lack of mechanism
for professions to
consult with
employers at a
national level...
CMA
Potential Solution?Potential Solution?
National framework for ongoing
stakeholder dialogue on key issues for
health pr...
CMA
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CMA CMA Conjoint Accreditation: A Model for Stakeholder Dialogue

  1. 1. CMA CMA Conjoint Accreditation: ACMA Conjoint Accreditation: A Model for Stakeholder DialogueModel for Stakeholder Dialogue National Forum on Changing Entry-to- Practice Requirements in Allied Health Professions April 5, 2003
  2. 2. CMA What is conjoint accreditation?What is conjoint accreditation? A peer review of educational programs against predetermined national standards Includes 14 health science professions that work with physicians to provide diagnostic and therapeutic services for patient care
  3. 3. CMA Which health professions?Which health professions? Cardiology Tech. Cardiovascular Perfusion Clinical Genetics Cytotechnology Diagnostic Ultrasound Magnetic Resonance Imaging Medical Laboratory Technology Nuclear Medicine Technology Paramedicine Radiation Therapy Radiological Technology Respiratory Therapy Ophthalmic Medical Technology Orthoptics
  4. 4. CMA Why is accreditation of healthWhy is accreditation of health education programs important?education programs important? To maintain national standards and high quality programs To contribute to competent health practitioners and safe patient care
  5. 5. CMA CMA’s Role in ConjointCMA’s Role in Conjoint AccreditationAccreditation CMA initiated process in 1938 CMA provides corporate structure CMA brings together key stakeholders
  6. 6. CMA Conjoint Accreditation - AConjoint Accreditation - A Collaboration of ProfessionsCollaboration of Professions National sponsors - ~30 associations of physicians, educators, practitioners and employers Provincial sponsors - ~10 regulatory colleges
  7. 7. CMA Accredited ProgramsAccredited Programs Over 120 accredited programs involving 800+ participating facilities Average of 25 assessments per year More than 400 surveyor days volunteered per year
  8. 8. CMA Committee on ConjointCommittee on Conjoint AccreditationAccreditation Governing body on behalf of CMA Board of Directors Conjoint membership: physicians, health science practitioners, employers, educators, public
  9. 9. CMA Committee on ProgramCommittee on Program AccreditationAccreditation Accrediting body for educational programs Conjoint membership: physicians, health science practitioners, educators, employers
  10. 10. CMA Accreditation ProcessAccreditation Process Relationship to Entry-to-Practice Requirements for Health Professions
  11. 11. CMA Requirements for AccreditationRequirements for Accreditation Five GENERIC accreditation requirements with 32 criteria Apply to all programs
  12. 12. CMA Requirement for AccreditationRequirement for Accreditation 1.01.0 “The program enables students to attain the competencies specified in the national entry-level competency profile for the profession.”
  13. 13. CMA Profession-Specific RequirementsProfession-Specific Requirements National Entry- Level Competency Profile
  14. 14. CMA Definition:Definition: Entry-Level CompetenciesEntry-Level Competencies Behaviours that demonstrate or reflect knowledge, skills, attitudes or abilities required to perform given tasks at entry to a profession.
  15. 15. CMA Definition: National Entry-LevelDefinition: National Entry-Level Competency ProfileCompetency Profile Competencies accepted by the certification and regulatory bodies for a profession as the basis of entry to the profession Requires 70% or more of the provinces and territories in which the profession is practiced including 50% or more of all practitioners from all jurisdictions
  16. 16. CMA Who develops the Entry-LevelWho develops the Entry-Level Competency Profile?Competency Profile? Developed by a health science profession Validated by the practice community Submitted to the Committee on Conjoint Accreditation
  17. 17. CMA Criteria for Use of A CompetencyCriteria for Use of A Competency Profile in Accreditation ProcessProfile in Accreditation Process Competency profile must be consistent with definition of “National Entry-Level Competency Profile” Competency profile must be approved by profession’s governing body Competency profile must be consistent with the Requirements for Accreditation
  18. 18. CMA Changes in Entry-LevelChanges in Entry-Level Professional RequirementsProfessional Requirements Implications for the Conjoint Accreditation Process
  19. 19. CMA Does the accreditation processDoes the accreditation process specify an educational level?specify an educational level? Accreditation process requires a program to comply with the entry-level competencies for the profession. Accreditation process does not specify a given educational level or credential. Programs currently accredited include certificate, diploma and degree levels.
  20. 20. CMA Process to submit changes inProcess to submit changes in Entry-Level Competency ProfilesEntry-Level Competency Profiles Profession submits new/revised Competency Profile to the Committee on Conjoint Accreditation Profession must describe implications of new/revised competency profile
  21. 21. CMA What if there is no consensusWhat if there is no consensus within a profession on Entry-to-within a profession on Entry-to- Practice Requirements?Practice Requirements? Lack of consensus within a profession could jeopardize compliance with definition of “National Entry-Level Competency Profile” Profession could be disqualified from inclusion in the accreditation process
  22. 22. CMA Current LimitationsCurrent Limitations Lack of mechanism for professions to consult with employers at a national level Lack of national network to link key stakeholders with Provincial/Territori al Governments
  23. 23. CMA Potential Solution?Potential Solution? National framework for ongoing stakeholder dialogue on key issues for health professions?
  24. 24. CMA Thank You.Thank You.

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