Residents admitted to our program through the CaRMS match are selected by the Selection Subcommittee, which operates under the auspices of the Residency Program Committee (RPC). The functioning of the training program is administered by the RPC which is chaired by the Program Director; the RPC is comprised of dermatologists and a dermatopathologist from academic and private practice and one resident representative elected by peers. The RPC meets a minimum of FOUR times yearly. The Selection Subcommittee has an appointed Chairperson, different from the Program Director. Residents admitted to our program through the CaRMS match are required to complete FIVE years of residency training, THREE of which are dedicated entirely to dermatology.
This program is designed to fully satisfy the goals and objectives of training in dermatology, as enunciated by the Dermatology Specialty Committee, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). Residents who are admitted under programmes other than CaRMS may have training goals which are different from those admitted through CaRMS, and their training may be individualized to meet those needs, although always satisfying the goals and objectives of the Dermatology Specialty Committee at the RCPSC. Resident candidates who satisfactorily complete their training in our division (as substantiated by In-Training Evaluations [ITER] and Final In-training evaluation [FITER]) are expected to be eligible to sit the certifying examinations in dermatology, as administered by the RCPSC.