Accreditation - November 2019
New Accreditation Standards
All residency training programs at Western are accredited by the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada and/or the College of Family Physicians of Canada.
On July 1,
- General Standards of Accreditation for Residency Programs (PDF, 430KB)
- General Standards of Accreditation for Institutions with Residency Programs (PDF, 429KB)
These new accreditation standards came into effect July 1st, 2018 and are applicable to all residency training programs accredited by the RCPSC and CFPC. All Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry residency training programs will be held to the new standards at the next on-site accreditation survey. All Program Directors and Administrators were sent a copy of the new standards.
Where we are in the accreditation cycle?
We have completed the internal review portion of our current accreditation cycle. Programs are working on follow-up internal reviews, written reports, and continuous improvements
The Accreditation Management System (AMS)
Transitioning to Competence By Design (CBD)
Programs will be in various stages of Competence by Design planning and implementation at the time of the 2019 on-site survey. This will add complexity to program documents if they have dual streams of trainees (i.e. junior residents in CBD, and senior residents in the traditional
Institutional Review Process
A new institutional review process will be in place for the on-site accreditation survey in 2019. The PGME Office will be reviewed against, and held to, the General Standards of Accreditation for Institutions with Residency Programs.
Areas of Focused Competence (AFC) Programs
The Areas of Focused Competence (AFC) Diploma Programs are a new category of
Future College Visits
Please note, the second on-site visit by the RCPSC and CFPC will take place on April 10th, 2019 for Program Directors and Administrators. These meetings will prepare programs for the on-site visit and will provide a detailed plan of how the review day will be organized. Times and locations will be provided as they become available.
- PGME Accreditation Factsheet (PDF, 1,082KB)
- Schulich File Naming Conventions (PPT, 531KB)
- New Standards Self Assessment Worksheet (DOCX, 242KB)
- AMS Program Guide (DOCX, 357KB)
- Family Medicine Standards – The Red Book (PDF, 472KB)
- Defining the Three Cs of the Triple C Competency-based Curriculum (PDF, 53KB)