FAQ

How do I receive credit for completing the NPS? 

Royal College

Earn 0.5 credit toward the MOC Program for completing the National Physician Survey!

MOC Program participants:  By completing the NPS, you are eligible to earn 0.5 credit towards MOC Program Section 2: Other Scanning Activity. Claim your credits by logging into Mainport. More information is available here.

College of Family Physicians of Canada

Earn 2 MainPro-C credits completing the National Physician Survey!

By completing the NPS, you are eligible to earn 2 MainPro-C and 2 MainPro-M1 credits. To claim your credits, complete the Linking Learning to Practice submission form in the Members Area on the CFPC website. More information about Linking Learning to Practice is available here.

Why do we need an NPS? The Survey is essential in helping professional associations, educators, governments, researchers and employers make informed decisions about the health care system in Canada.

Who is responsible for the Survey and who is asked to complete it? The CFPC, the CMA, and the Royal College work together to survey all physicians, medical students, and residents in Canada in order to get a full spectrum of data.

Who can access NPS results? Anyone can access the Survey results in aggregate form online.

How can I request information beyond what I see in the statistical tables on this website? To make a specific NPS results request, please complete a Data Request form.

Please be sure to read the NPS data disclaimer before you request and use the results.

Are the data available for individual medical specialties? Yes. 2004, 2007 and 2010 data is available by specialty. Simply follow the links: 2004 data/2007 data/2010 data and click on the set of specialties that interests you in the list of results.

Can I get data for my city/region? Regional and municipal data is available by special request. To make a custom data requests, please fill out a Results Request Form.

Please be sure to read the NPS data disclaimer before you request and use the results.

Can I get a copy of the NPS database? Read more about the opportunity for researchers.

Are the data weighted?  The 2004 data are not weighted.

Both the 2007 and 2010 date are weighted: weighting details as well as information about generalizability is available.

Are medical students and residents surveyed as well as physicians?  Yes, in  2010 and 2007.

The 2010 data is available via the following links:
NPS 2010 Residents by Training Program
NPS 2010 Family Medicine Resident Results by Year of Training
NPS 2010 Other Specialty Medicine Resident Results by Year of Training
NPS 2010 Medical Student Results

The 2007 data is available through these links:
NPS 2007 Family Medicine Resident Results
NPS 2007 Other Specialty Medicine Resident Results
NPS 2007 Medical Student Results

How can I be kept informed of upcoming results and information releases? We are constantly adding to our library of information and resources. If you would like to be alerted via email when we upload new data and information, please provide your email address (below).

Have more questions? Feel free to connect with us any time.