What is CPD?

Pharmacy is a profession that is characterized by constant change. New medical advances, changing responsibilities, and the changing pharmaceutical options mean that pharmacists must be vigilant in staying current and remaining competent. Continuous professional development, or CPD, is a model of lifelong learning that has recently been adopted by pharmacy, medicine, and other clinical professions.


To learn the difference between CPD and traditional continuing education, why CPD is the model of choice, and how CPD fits into your everyday practice, please watch the four short videos listed below:

  1. Overview of Continuous Professional Development
  2. Vignette I: The Pharmacy Resident Experiences how Questions Arising out of Clinical Practice Fit into CPD
  3. Vignette II: The Pharmacist Seeks and Develops Her Own Structured Learning Plan
  4. Final Thoughts on Continuous Professional Development