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The Royal College adds a new location for its fall objective structured clinical exams (OSCEs) oral and practical exams

With the number of exam candidates increasing, the Royal College needs more space to hold its exams. Added to the natural growth, the Royal College is preparing to accommodate double cohorts of exams during the next few years as many disciplines are moving up the timing of their exams with the implementation of Competence by Design (CBD).

At the same time, the Royal College Annex and La Cité have fixed amounts of space and calendars of availability. Renovating the more than 20-year-old Annex would be expensive and would take too long to complete between exam seasons.

As part of a new initiative, Adult Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Adult Respirology and Thoracic Surgery have agreed to move their fall OSCEs, oral and practical exams to the Touchstone Institute. The purpose-built, state-of-the-art facility in downtown Toronto provides an accessible location (two airports and a train station) with multiple hotel options. Touchstone can accommodate the Royal College’s standards of exams. After assessing all the options, it was clear that Touchstone was the best choice by offering a turnkey, cost-effective solution to meet the Royal College’s current and future needs.

Touchstone Institute
145 Wellington St. W., Suite 600
Toronto, ON M5J 1H8

The Touchstone Institute is conveniently located in downtown Toronto. Its facilities are easily accessible by major highways, just minutes from Toronto Island Airport and within walking distance of downtown hotels, office buildings and public parking.

Save time and money while in Toronto

When in you’re in Toronto, there’s no need to wait for a taxi or Uber only to get stuck in downtown traffic.

  • If you fly Porter into the Billy Bishop Toronto City (Island) Airport, you can take the free shuttle.
  • If you fly into the Toronto Pearson International Airport, the UP Express is the fastest way between Pearson and Union Station (often 25 minutes one way). Tickets are only $12.35 each way and trains leave every 15 minutes
  • There are many hotel options within walking distance of Touchstone.

Fall OSCEs, oral and practical exams will be held at the Royal College Annex and Touchstone. Please read your exam emails and candidate appointment letters from the Royal College carefully to ensure you arrive at the right location.

For more information, contact credentials@royalcollege.ca