Definition of Postgraduate Trainees
Residents are those trainees, who are enrolled in programs recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or The College of Family Physicians of Canada and are fulfilling the requirements for primary discipline certification, certification of special competence, or are enrolled in programs designated as accreditation without certification. It includes those who are engaged in a research experience for a part or whole year which could be credited towards the requirements of specialty or sub-specialty qualification.
Residents must register with the University Postgraduate Medical Education Office. They may hold a certificate of registration for postgraduate education (educational licence) or a certificate of registration authorizing independent practice (general licence). A certificate would not be required if they were pursuing non-clinical or purely research experiences without patient contact. Residents must also obtain CMPA coverage and undergo a health review and annual TB test. First year residents must provide proof of ACLS certification.
Fellows are those trainees enrolled in a
Clinical Fellows may hold a certificate of registration authorizing independent practice or postgraduate education. Research Fellows require no certificate (licence) while pursuing non-clinical or purely research experiences without patient contact which do not impact on patient care. Both Clinical and Research Fellows must register with the University Postgraduate Medical Education Office. Fellows must also obtain CMPA coverage and undergo a health review and annual TB test.
Note: All postgraduate training positions must be submitted to the Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education for approval.