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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is PLP?

The Physician Learning Program (PLP) is a program that offers services and resources to physicians and physician groups in Alberta by helping them access practice data, providing feedback and consultation for implementation of improvement initiatives and implementation of best practices.

We operate as one of the Alberta Medical Association’s physician benefit stream programs and are governed by a steering committee with representatives from the AMA, Alberta Health Services, Alberta Health, Alberta Chapter of the College of Family Physicians of Canada, and College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.

What’s in it for you?

Improved Patient Outcomes

PLP can assist you in your goal to improve patient outcomes by providing feedback about your practice, to support self-reflection and personal learning.

CME Credits

PLP projects and programs are eligible for credits from both the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and Surgeons of Canada and the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

It’s Free

Our services are free for AMA members.

Easy Participant Involvement

Once you get involved, we do most of the work so that you can focus on your practice.

Networking

Working with the PLP provides the opportunity reflect with your peers.

Self-Improvement & Learning

PLP can help provide opportunities to learn about your practice and compare with your peers.

The PLP Process

How do I get involved?

There are two ways to get involved with PLP

  1. As a Project Lead: If you have a clinical question that you feel is a good opportunity to improve on patient care, contact PLP. They will assess the query and provide you with a project proposal. If accepted, you will take on the role of Physician Lead. You will be act as a key member of the project and the PLP Process.
  2. As a project participant: During each of their projects, PLP and the Physician Lead present the findings of the clinical query to physicians in a Feedback Session. As a participant, you will be able to sit in on the Feedback Session and provide feedback for re-evaluation or learn about practices to improve patient care

To get involved, contact PLP.

Where is PLP located?

We operate out of two offices, embedded at the University of Alberta and University of Calgary.

Visit the PLP Team page to learn more about our teams.

When?

No time like the present.