FAQs

The School has 55 residency and area of postgraduate medical education programs, why were only 53 programs part of the accreditation?

Two programs did not take part in the accreditation, as they were new, these were: Infectious Diseases and Solid Organ Transplant AFC.

What are the different accreditation statuses that a program could receive?

There are four possible accreditation statuses:

  • Accredited with regular review – this means the program is accredited and they will undergo their next regular review in eight years.
  • Accredited – Action plan outcome report (APOR) – this means that the program has until November 2022 to address the accreditation standard(s) that may have not been met. The program will report back through a written report to the RCPSC or the CFPC and outline and demonstrate what they have done to meet the standard(s).
  • Accredited – External review – this means that programs have until November 2022 to address accreditation standards not met and demonstrate significant improvement in the identified areas. An external specialist who is aligned with the program representing the RCPSC or the CFPC will come to do a site review in November 2022.
  • Accredited – Notice of intent to withdraw – this means that the programs have until November 2022 to address accreditation standards not met and demonstrate significant improvement in the areas identified An on- site survey will be scheduled for November 2022 for any program with an accreditation status of Accredited with Notice of Intent to Withdraw

Did the School have programs with every accreditation status?

The following chart outlines each program and their status:

RCPSC Residency Programs

  • Anatomical Pathology – Accredited program, follow-up by regular accreditation review
  • Anesthesiology – Accredited program, follow-up by external review
  • Cardiac Surgery – Accredited program, follow-up by regular accreditation review
  • Cardiology – Accredited program, follow-up by APOR
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry – Accredited program, follow-up by regular accreditation review
  • Clinical Immunology & Allergy – Accredited program, follow-up by regular accreditation review
  • Clinical Investigator Program – Accredited program, follow-up by regular accreditation review
  • Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology – Accredited program, follow-up by regular accreditation review
  • Critical Care Medicine (Adult) – Accredited program, follow-up by regular accreditation review
  • Diagnostic Radiology – Accredited program, follow-up by regular accreditation review
  • Emergency Medicine – Accredited program, follow-up by external review
  • Endocrinology and Metabolism – Accredited program, follow-up by regular accreditation review
  • Gastroenterology – Accredited program, follow-up by regular accreditation review
  • General Internal Medicine – Accredited program, follow-up by regular accreditation review
  • General Surgery – Accredited program, follow-up by regular accreditation review
  • Geriatric Medicine – Accredited program, follow-up by regular accreditation review
  • Geriatric Psychiatry – Accredited program, follow-up by regular accreditation review
  • Gynecologic Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (GREI) – Accredited program, follow-up by regular accreditation review
  • Hematology – Accredited program, follow-up by regular accreditation review
  • Internal Medicine – Accredited program, follow-up by regular accreditation review
  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine – Accredited program on notice of intent to withdraw accreditation, follow-up by external review
  • Medical Oncology – Accredited program, follow-up by APOR
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine – Accredited program, follow-up by regular accreditation review
  • Nephrology – Accredited program, follow-up by regular accreditation review
  • Neurology – Accredited program, follow-up by regular accreditation review
  • Neuropathology – Accredited program, follow-up by regular accreditation review
  • Neuroradiology – Accredited program, follow-up by external review
  • Neurosurgery – Accredited program, follow-up by external review
  • Nuclear Medicine – Accredited program, follow-up by regular accreditation review
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology – Accredited program on notice of intent to withdraw accreditation, follow-up by external review
  • Ophthalmology – Accredited program, follow-up by APOR
  • Orthopaedic Surgery – Accredited program, follow-up by regular accreditation review
  • Otolaryngology – Accredited program, follow-up by regular accreditation review
  • Pain Medicine – Accredited program, follow-up by regular accreditation review
  • Paediatrics – Accredited program, follow-up by regular accreditation review
  • Paediatric Critical Care – Accredited program, follow-up by regular accreditation review
  • Paediatric Emergency Medicine – Accredited program, follow-up by regular accreditation review
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation – Accredited program, follow-up by regular accreditation review
  • Plastic Surgery – Accredited program, follow-up by APOR
  • Psychiatry – Accredited program on notice of intent to withdraw accreditation, follow-up by external review
  • Radiation Oncology – Accredited program, follow-up by regular accreditation review
  • Respirology – Accredited program, follow-up by regular accreditation review
  • Rheumatology – Accredited program, follow-up by APOR
  • Surgical Foundations – Accredited program, follow-up by regular accreditation review
  • Thoracic Surgery – Accredited program, follow-up by regular accreditation review
  • Urology – Accredited program, follow-up by regular accreditation review
  • Vascular Surgery – Accredited program, follow-up by regular accreditation review

CFPC Residency Programs

  • Family Medicine – Accredited program, follow-up by APOR
  • Family Medicine Enhanced Skills – Accredited program, follow-up by APOR

RCPSC Area of Focused Competence (AFC) Programs

  • Adult Cardiac Electrophysiology – Accredited program, follow-up by external review
  • Adult Interventional Cardiology – Accredited program, follow-up by regular accreditation review
  • Cytopathology – Accredited program, follow-up by regular accreditation review
  • Hepatology – Accredited program, follow-up by regular accreditation review

What is the School doing to ensure each programs meets each accreditation standard?

Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Postgraduate Medical Education is committed to quality improvement and has already started advancing plans to address identified areas for improvement in our postgraduate medical education programs and institution. Programs requiring a review of standards not met will complete an Action Plan Outcome Report (APOR) or an external review conducted by the RCPSC in two years (by November 2022).