Postgraduate Medical Education

Accreditation 2017

All of the University of Alberta’s residency programs are accredited by either the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) or the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). The accreditation process ensures that our residency programs meet the highest possible standards and that our resident physicians, upon completion of their programs, will be prepared to take their RCPSC and CFPC examinations.The Postgraduate Medical Education was last reviewed in 2011 and will be surveyed again in 2017.

What is accreditation?

Canada’s medical residency programs are assessed based on national standards of evaluation and accreditation. Each program is evaluated based on its compliance to these standards. The standards were developed by the RCPSC, CFPC, and the Collège des médecins du Québec (CMQ).

Every six years, residency programs undergo the accreditation process. The accreditation teams from the RCPSC and the CFPC review information obtained from our programs. Much of the information is gathered in advance through detailed Pre-Survey Questionnaires (PSQs). The Accreditation Committee will grant each program an accreditation status after a series of meetings during an on-site visit.For detailed information, download a copy of the General Information Concerning Accreditation of Residency Programs.