MMA-CPD App: How to use

CPD Requirements for APC by Malaysian Medical Council (MMC)

  • Medical practitioners are required to obtain a minimum of 20 CPD points per CPD year for the renewal of the APC.
  • The collection of CPD points for the application of APC for a CPD year shall be from 1st July to 30th June, e.g. CPD points for the application of APC for 2020 shall be from 1st July 2018 to 30th June 2019.
  • There is no maximum limit to the number of CPD points a medical practitioner may obtain in the given CPD year.
  • Extra CPD points earned in a CPD year cannot be carried over to the ensuing year.

 

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MMA CPD App

Kindly be informed that MMA has been mandated to administer CPD points for all registered medical practitioners in the country. MMA will undertake to collate and tabulate the CPD points for all doctors (Members and Non-Members) without any applicable fees. In view of this, MMA has come up with a new CPD system online - all CME/CPD events will be managed through the online system by the CPD/CME Provider (eg. National Heart Association of Malaysia).

 

Check out the guidelines below on how to register and use the MMA-CPD mobile app:

User guide for MMA Mobile App: Available on iOS and Android (click link to view / download)

We encourage all our doctors to download the MMA CPD app on their smartphone. Once downloaded on your phone each user will have a unique QR code by which event organisers can scan (using MMA Scanner) and record your attendance and instantly update your CPD points. By using this app you're also able to view other CME events approved by MMA. This app can be used by MMA members and non-members.

MMA members should login with their email and password using the same credentials as used for the MMA website. For non-members, you have to sign-up via the app but usage of the app is free.

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1) Are CPD and CME the same thing?
Yes, for all intents and purposes the terms are interchangeable

2) Are CPD points for doctors compulsory by law?
Yes, since the Medical regulations 2017 were enacted on 1 July 2017, CPD points are now compulsory and you will need 20 CPD points in order to renew your APC. This is however enforced only when you renew your APC in 2019 (for the 2020 APC)

3) Which year should I start collecting CPD points?
You will need to start collecting CPD points seriously from 2018 onwards. The calendar year (unless any there are any changes) is from 1 July 2018 until 30 June 2019 (and repeats for subsequent years). You will need 20 CPD points each calendar year to apply for your APC. *This means it comes to force only when you apply in 2019 for the 2020 APC. You need the 20 points accumulated in the previous calendar year* *You do not need the points when applying in 2018 for the 2019 APC*

4) Can I carry forward extra CPD points?
No. CPD points may not be carried forward. They will reset to zero every year come 1 July.

5) How do I get CPD points?
The MMC has assigned the task to MMA to organise CPD for doctors in the private sector (GPs and Specialists) and also register CPD providers.
** In order to get CPD points, all doctors MUST use the MMA CPD app. If you don’t download and register via the app, MMA won’t be able to assign you CPD points since you will not be in the database of CPD users. **
** KKM/MOH doctors are still required to use the MyCPD portal but are most welcome to also use the MMA CPD app as with it you can register attendance for events and see in an app the points accumulated, as well as view upcoming events. **

6) Do I have to pay to use the MMA CPD App?
No. You can register and use the MMA CPD App for free. There is no registration or subscription fee.

7) Do I have to be an MMA Member in order to use the MMA CPD App?
No. The MMA CPD App can be used by MMA members and non-MMA members. However you HAVE to use the App if you want to get CPD points.

8) How to I get the app and use it?
You can get the download links for the app (available for iOS and Android) - search for "MMA Malaysia".

 

Please take the trouble to read the user guide but important points to note:
i) MMA Members (current or lapsed) just need to LOGIN to the app. Do NOT sign up. Login with the Email address which you have registered with the MMA. If you have forgotten your password, please use the Forgot password link in the app to reset it. After you reset it, login via the App, not the website.
ii) Non-MMA Members must choose the Sign-up button. In the signup process you will first be required to authenticate your email. After that, you have to fill in your details including the MMC registration number so get that ready. You may get a “approval required” but you can login to the app straight away after that.

If you have login or sign up problems, please email cpd@mma.org.my for help.

 

9) How come I see ZERO points?
If this is the first time you have used the app, it is likely that you will start with ZERO since the system does not capture points retrospectively. You will only start getting points for events you attend which have been registered and approved by the new MMA CPD system.

Moving forward, once you do attend these events, you will see your total points in the app. MMA Members can also see Events they have attended in the app (non-Members can only see the total)

10) How are points captured?
The most efficient way is to present the QR Code in your Profile section of the app, and have it Scanned by the Event Organiser. This will automatically record your attendance and assign your points (you may have to refresh the app but an automatic refresh feature is in the works). The scanner app and login credentials are available to CPD Providers who have re-registered via the new MMA CPD system. The Event organiser can also mark manual attendance and upload this later so you can still get the points PROVIDED you have already registered with MMA as a CPD user by using the app.

11) How about overseas meetings and other CME activities?
These will be available as an “ad-hoc” upload in an upcoming version of the MMA CPD App

12) What points am I eligible for?
CPD points are determined by the MMC CPD Grading system (skip to Page 9). The MMA CPD Committee follows this schedule set by the MMC when assigning points for events.

13) What about Specialists?
The MMC has stipulated that specialists need to accumulate at least 50 points of the 100 CPD points collected over a 5 year period as points relevant to the specialty.

The MMA CPD system is employing specialty Tags so that users will be able to determine if they have this requirement.

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