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CanERA – Canadian Excellence in Residency Accreditation

The system of residency accreditation in Canada is currently undergoing a period of transition. More specifically, as of July 1, 2019, a new system of residency accreditation, CanERA, will be fully implemented and will apply to all accreditation reviews.

For more information about CanERA, including access to the General Standards of Accreditation for Residency Program and General Standards of Accreditation for Institutions with Residency Programs (“CanERA general standards of accreditation”) please visit www.canera.ca.

Discipline-Specific Standards of Accreditation

In addition to the CanERA general standards, each discipline also has accreditation expectations specific to the discipline that residency programs must comply with. The standards of accreditation for each discipline build upon and complement the General Standards of Accreditation for Residency Programs, providing additional discipline-specific expectations that focus on ensuring educational experiences and content, assessment, and resources are sufficient. The standards of accreditation for each discipline must be read in conjunction with the General Standards of Accreditation for Residency Programs.

Access Royal College discipline-specific standards of accreditation, as well as other related discipline-specific documentation (e.g. objectives of training).

Standards Applicability

Institutions and their residency programs are held to the residency accreditation standards (general and discipline-specific) in place one year in advance of the relevant accreditation activity (i.e., regular accreditation review, external review, action plan outcomes report).

Accredited residency programs

The following residency programs are accredited for full training in the specialty or subspecialty: