1. Introduction

Dear participant
This needs assessment explores your wishes and/or habits for continuing medical education (CME) and/or continuing professional development (CPD) in order to better tailor our services to your needs. Please complete this short survey (5 minutes). All information we gather will be kept confidential.

1. How often do you participate in the following CME/CPD activities?

  Never Sometimes Always
a. Face-to-face
b. Online

2. How often do you use the following online CME/CPD activities?

  Never Sometimes Always
a. Archived CME presentations from live conferences
b. Grand Rounds
c. Scheduled live online modules
d. Self-directed anytime online modules
e. Online chat (i.e. synchronous, live)
f. Online discussion board or forum (asynchronous)
g. E-mail a specialist
h. Professional development( i.e. computer skills, EMR)
i. Database searching
j. Clinical resources (i.e. guidelines)

3. Please list your top three favorite sites that provide online CME/CPD programs.

4. Please rate the importance of the following items when selecting your preferred CME/CPD provider?

  None Medium High
a. Relevance of content to my needs
b. Credibility of the provider (e.g. industrial, academic)
c. User-friendliness to navigate on the site
d. Frequent e-mail alert of what is offered
d. Type of fees
e. Type of technological support
f. Type of incentive to complete an activity (i.e. airmiles)
g. Type of self-assessment tools (i.e.electronic cases)
h. Type of games and/or humorous features
i. Access to e-mailing a specialist
j. Access to database searching
k. Access to several relevant features from the same site

5. Rate your competency and comfort in completing CME/CPD programs online

  Competency Comfort

6. Select the main barrier(s) to participate in online CME/CPD.

7. Add any comment or question that is relevant to your needs in CME/CPD

8. Your occupation

9. Number of years in practice

10. Your name

11. Your e-mail