A professional development plan (PDP) is a plan covering your learning goals relevant to your current and intended scope of practice. It also outlines how you plan to achieve the goals. It includes self-evaluation of your goals and achievements from the previous CPD cycle and CPD activities you have planned to achieve your goals for the coming year.
Embedded into your PDP will be a reflection on how to incorporate cultural safety, addressing health inequalities, professionalism, and ethical practice into your development plan.
For more information see, PDP Guidance.
PDP Plan template
Yes. As part of the MBA and MCNZ requirements, all registered doctors must complete a PDP as part of the annual CPD requirement.
Aotearoa New Zealand - Doctors must also complete an Annual Conversation – this will provide the opportunity to discuss your PDP. Access an Annual Conversation (link to be included) template here.
It is suggested that your PDP be completed within the first 3 month of the CPD year. This will allow you to come back throughout the year, check in your goals and reflect on your progress.
Yes – The PDP development process can be recorded for a maximum of three hours under the Reviewing Performance category.
Please refer to the CICM CPD Framework, that will assist you in planning your activities for inclusion in your PDP. The framework provided examples of activities that can be completed across the three categories of: