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Educational strategy, innovations and development at the Royal College

As part of its mandate to set the highest standards for medical education in Canada, the Royal College defines the requirements for specialty education in 70 areas of medical, surgical and laboratory medicine. Meanwhile, its Office of Specialty Education strives to keep pace with the ever-evolving residency education system in Canada. Its efforts ensure that Canada’s medical specialists are trained in a system that meets the highest standards and accurately reflects society’s evolving needs.

The Royal College recognizes five discipline categories:

To advance medical education in Canada, the Office of Specialty Education oversees the following projects: