Online Professionalism Program (OPP)

Fast, effective learning on-the-go

Online Professionalism Program

The RACP Online Professionalism Program (OPP) is a free online learning program that is designed to enhance physician’s practice and performance. The program content is based on real scenarios, developed by RACP Fellows with the aim to challenge physician thinking and improve professional practice.

How does it work?

The OPP is delivered by Qstream - an interactive learning platform - which disseminates case studies via email at spaced intervals. Qstream is developed by the Harvard Medical School and has been shown to increase knowledge retention, change on-the-job behaviours and improve patient outcomes.

Email notifications prompt users to respond to case studies and each question takes just five minutes to complete. This flexibility means that users are free to engage and learn in their own time via desktop or mobile.

Users also have the option to discuss the case studies and share opinions with others through the secure, online discussion boards.


OPP Courses are developed under and focus on various domains within the SPPP (Supporting Physicians’ Professionalism & Performance) framework. Previous OPP courses delivered include: Diagnostic Error, End of Life Care and Cultural Responsiveness. New courses listed below will be released in 2018.


Registrations open

Start date


Modern Workplace Challenges

February 5

March 5

The courses contain between 10 and 14 case studies (questions), which each take five minutes to complete. Questions are sent by email, spaced two days apart

The total duration of the course will depend on your own pace.

Diagnostic Error

March 15

April 18

End of Life Care

First half of 2018 (TBC)

First half of 2018 (TBC)

If you have any suggestions or questions about OPP courses please email

CPD Information

The Online Professionalism Program is FREE for RACP members and counts towards Continuing Professional Development requirements. Find out more about the RACP continuing professional development program and MyCPD

About the Qstream platform

Qstream is a novel, evidence-based form of online education that has been demonstrated in randomised trials to improve knowledge acquisition, boost retention and change behaviour. It is based on two core psychology research findings: the spacing effect and the testing effect.

The spacing effect refers to the psychology research finding that information which is presented and repeated over spaced intervals is more effectively retained by the learner. The testing effect refers to the research finding that the long-term retention of information is significantly improved by testing learners on this information. Testing is not merely a means to measure a learner's level of knowledge, but rather causes knowledge to be stored more effectively in long-term memory.

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