Accreditation

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, 2017 the Canadian Residency Accreditation Consortium (CanRAC; a partnership of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and the Collège des médecins du Québec) released new accreditation standards for both Universities and Programs.

These new accreditation standards came into effect July 1, 2018 (updated July 1, 2020) and are applicable to all residency training programs accredited by the RCPSC and CFPC. All Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry residency training programs were held to the new standards during the November 2019 on-site accreditation survey. 

These new accreditation standards are applicable to all residency training programs accredited by the RCPSC and CFPC. 

Accreditation Timeline

February 2020

Narrative reports and recommended (preliminary) accreditation statuses were received by Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) and forwarded to Program Directors and Department/Division Chairs.

March 2020

Program responses to errors of fact were collated by PGME and forwarded to the Royal College and CFPC.

May-June 2020

Final decisions regarding Accreditation statuses were made by the Resident Accreditation Committee.

July 2020

Formal Decision Letters were received by the PGME Office and forwarded to Program Directors and Department/Division Chairs.

May-June 2021

Action Plan Outcome Reports (APOR) are required for all programs for any ‘standard not met’, including those programs identified as Accredited with Regular Review.

An internal review may be part of the process for some programs.

September–November 2021

Internal reviews will take place for programs undergoing external reviews with a site visit scheduled for November 2022.

March 2022

CanAMS documentation due for programs with RCPSC/CFPC external reviews or APOR submissions.

November 2022

Accreditation site visit scheduled.

Resource Materials

Contact

For all accreditation related matters and questions, please email Andrea Good in the PGME office.