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Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Writing an examination in Fall 2024?

Royal College Certification/Recognition

Royal College certification/recognition assures your patients that you have met Canada’s national standards for medical expertise in your specialist discipline.

  Deadline to apply for an assessment of training: August 31st, 2023

This reminder is specifically applicable to the following specialties and subspecialties: (note surgical specialties requiring Surgical Foundations)

  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Clinical Immunology & Allergy (Adult and Peds)
  • Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Critical Care Medicine (Adult and Peds)
  • Developmental Pediatrics
  • Endocrinology & Metabolism (Adult and Peds)
  • Forensic Pathology
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Gastroenterology (Adult and Peds)
  • General Surgery (SF Req)
  • General Surgical Oncology
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Gynecologic Reproductive Endo. & Infertility
  • Hematology
  • Infectious Diseases (Adult and Peds)
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Medical Biochemistry
  • Medical Oncology
  • Neonatal Perinatal Medicine
  • Nephrology (Adult and Peds)
  • Neuroradiology
  • Neurosurgery (SF Req)
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (SF Req)
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery (SF Req)
  • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surg. (SF Req)
  • Pain Medicine
  • Palliative Medicine (Adult and Peds)
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatric Radiology
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Pediatrics
  • Plastic Surgery (SF Req)
  • Respirology (Peds)
  • Rheumatology (Peds)
  • Surgical Foundations
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Urology (SF Req)

Final year surgical residents

  • Those that have applied for and paid for their assessment of training for Surgical Foundations prior to the exam year 2023, and are now ready to apply for assessment of training of their surgical specialty, are not required to submit an additional assessment of training fee. This fee has already been collected.
  • Moving forward - when applying for assessment of training for Surgical Foundations, candidates are not required to submit a fee for the assessment of training. They will pay the assessment fee when they apply for the assessment of training of the surgical specialty.

  Apply for assessment and confirmation of your exam eligibility

You can apply for a training assessment by registering with the Royal College and submitting your application through our eBooking online platform.

  1. If you do not have a Royal College ID, first complete the registration form (or type out the URL: https://rclogin.royalcollege.ca/webcenter/portal/forms_en/pages_esr?t=cred ). Following receipt of your ID number, log in to our online platform (or type the URL: booking.royalcollege.ca ).
  2. If you are an existing candidate/applicant and already have a Royal College ID, log in to the online platform (or type the URL: booking.royalcollege.ca ). You can click on “Reset your password” or “Forgot your ID” if necessary.

Please consult the instructions and troubleshooting page here: https://www.royalcollege.ca/content/dam/documents/assessment/credentials-and-exams/ebooking-fall-exam-e.html

Following the submission of your application for assessment, you will be emailed an acknowledgment of its receipt. Once deemed eligible, a ruling letter outlining your eligibility for the 2024 exams will be sent to you by email in February/March 2024. Note the registration deadline for the fall 2024 exams is April 15th, 2024.

Once granted, eligibility is valid for five consecutive years.

For additional information you may consult the Royal College website: https://www.royalcollege.ca/ca/en/credentials-exams.html

Information on your examination format may be found here: https://www.royalcollege.ca/ca/en/ibd-search.html (Choose your specialty or subspecialty from the dropdown menu. Click on the “Exam Format” document.)

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Policies and procedures
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Resident affiliation is free!

Joining the Royal College as a Resident Affiliate is the first step towards taking ownership of your professional development. To join or get more details, visit royalcollege.ca/join.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada