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Pass Rate Percentages

Fully Canadian trained, first-attempt Candidates
Spring and Fall Sessions 2015-2017

The following table summarizes the average pass rates for residents in Canada, in percentages, for all Royal College specialties and subspecialties certification examinations over the last three years.

*This data reports only the pass rate for those candidates with MD from Canadian universities AND FITERS completed in Canadian programs AND those taking the examination for the first time. This is referred to as the CMDPG category. In previous years, the CRAFT candidate group was used as reference. If this report is compared to previous years, the average number of CMDPG candidates may be considerably less than previous CRAFT candidate groups.

*Only specialties and subspecialties that had an average of five or more CMDPG candidates registered at the certification examinations for the last three years have been posted.

CMDPG CANDIDATES ONLY

THREE-YEAR AVERAGE

Specialty

N

%

St.Dev.

Adolescent Medicine

- - -

Anatomical Pathology

23.7 96.4 3.6

Anesthesiology

108.7 96.0 1.9

Cardiac Surgery

- - -

Cardiology

49.3 98.0 0.3

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

28.7 95.1 2.2

Clinical Immunology and Allergy

11.0 100.0 0.0

Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology

- - -

Colorectal Surgery

- - -

Critical Care Medicine

42.0 93.1 2.6

Dermatology

26.0 97.1 3.0

Developmental Pediatrics

6.3 94.4 9.6

Diagnostic Radiology

83.3 97.7 0.7

Emergency Medicine

61.7 98.9 0.9

Endocrinology and Metabolism

30.0 98.8 2.1

Forensic Pathology

- - -

Forensic Psychiatry

7.7 83.3 28.9

Gastroenterology

34.0 99.0 1.8

General Internal Medecine

69.0 98.0 2.2

General Pathology

- - -

General Surgery

89.7 95.5 2.0

General Surgical Oncology

- - -

Geriatric Medicine

16.0 94.1 6.3

Geriatric Psychiatry

18.7 98.8 2.1

Gynecologic Oncology

- - -

Gynecologic Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

7.3 100.0 0.0

Hematological Pathology

- - -

Hematology

27.0 92.5 3.2

Infectious Diseases

20.7 95.1 5.3

Internal Medicine

390.0 97.4 1.2

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

6.7 100.0 0.0

Medical Biochemistry

- - -

Medical Genetics

- - -

Medical Microbiology

11.0 100.0 0.0

Medical Oncology

32.0 93.0 5.3

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

8.0 95.8 7.2

Nephrology

22.0 97.2 4.8

Neurology

45.0 99.2 1.4

Neuropathology

- - -

Neuroradiology

- - -

Neurosurgery

13.3 94.7 5.0

Nuclear Medicine

6.3 94.4 9.6

Obstetrics and Gynecology

89.0 99.3 1.3

Occupational Medicine

- - -

Ophthalmology

35.7 98.1 1.7

Orthopedic Surgery

66.7 99.0 0.8

Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

28.7 95.4 1.4

Pain Medicine

- - -

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

14.7 100.0 0.0

Pediatric Surgery

- - -

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

5.7 95.2 8.3

Pediatric Radiology

- - -

Pediatrics

163.3 92.6 3.0

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

19.3 91.6 1.5

Plastic Surgery

26.7 97.7 2.0

Surgical Foundations

301.0 95.0 2.6

Psychiatry

121.0 98.9 1.3

Public Health and Preventive Medicine

17.0 89.9 9.3

Radiation Oncology

18.7 95.2 4.8

Respirology

37.0 97.3 2.9

Rheumatology

22.3 100.0 0.0

Thoracic Surgery

- - -

Urology

29.7 95.2 5.5

Vascular Surgery

7.3 100.0 0.0

NOTE: Due to the limited number of candidates for some specialties, average pass rate statistics cannot be reported in order to maintain confidentiality.