Dr. Craig M. Campbell
Ottawa, Ontario

2020 Honorary Membership recipient Dr. Craig M. Campbell

Dr. Craig M. Campbell is a specialist in internal medicine and an international leader in continuing professional development (CPD). He is an associate professor; the Director, Curriculum; and the Director, Curriculum Renewal, for the Undergraduate Medical Education program in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa.

He served the family medicine community for years as a guest member of the CFPC’s National Committee on Continuing Professional Development. In this role he supported the review and update of the CFPC’s CPD program.

Dr. Campbell co-chaired the Future of Medical Education in Canada–CPD Project’s steering committee and co-authored its report, and he served on the American Board of Medical Specialties Commission to review its Maintenance of Certification model and standards. He also co-chaired the National CPD Accreditation Conference, which the CFPC and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada jointly host.

After joining the staff of the Royal College in 2002, Dr. Campbell served in several senior leadership roles over an 18-year period. During his time as principal senior adviser for competency-based CPD in the Office of Specialty Education, he spearheaded the development of lifelong learning and work-based assessment strategies that align with physicians’ scopes of practice.

A founding member of the International Academy for CPD Accreditation, Dr. Campbell is also a past president and Fellow of the Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education. He has also served as a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions.

His research interests include developing and implementing tools and strategies to promote the use of external data and feedback to enhance the competence and performance of individual physicians, groups, and health care teams.

Dr. Campbell received his medical degree from the University of Manitoba in 1978 and completed his residency in internal medicine there in 1984.


Honorary Membership Award

Honorary Membership may be conferred upon individuals who are not family physicians in Canada. This honour recognizes physicians or members of the public who have made an outstanding contribution to the CFPC, the discipline of family medicine, the medical profession, or the health and well-being of the population in Canada and around the world.