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Subspecialists: Practice Eligibility Route

The Practice Eligibility Route for Subspecialists (PER-sub) is for physicians who are practicing in a subspecialty in Canada but who are not eligible for the traditional credentials review as a result of completing unaccredited training or no training in the subspecialty.

Candidates pursuing this route to the subspecialty examination must meet the following eligibility criteria:

Physicians in subspecialty practice will belong to one of two Cohorts:

Cohort 1:

Cohort 2:

*Please Note: Additional criteria has been set by each individual discipline’s Specialty Committee - see the PER-sub Application Form for your subspecialty to review this criteria*

PER-sub Application Forms

Assessment documentation has not yet been developed for some subspecialties. If you would like to submit an Expression of Interest regarding PER-sub for your subspecialty, please contact persub@royalcollege.ca. We will contact you when we begin to accept applications for your subspecialty.

Deadline

The assessment deadline is August 31, one year before you wish to take the exam. The exam registration deadline is May 15 of the year you write the exam.

Late applications

Applications received after the deadline will be subject to late penalty fees. Although we endeavour to process all applications on time, there is no guarantee that an application received past the deadline can be processed in time for the next examination.

Please review the criteria and submit your completed application to the Credentials Unit:
Subspecialty Application forms

Adolescent Medicine

Application

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Application

Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology

Application

Colorectal Surgery

Criteria currently under review
Updated application form available soon

Critical Care Medicine

Application

Developmental Pediatrics

Application

Forensic Pathology

Application

Assessment Instructions

Forensic Psychiatry

Application

General Internal Medicine

Application

Geriatric Psychiatry

Application

Infectious Diseases

Application

Interventional Radiology

Application

Maternal Fetal Medicine

Application

Medical Oncology

Application

Neuroradiology

Application

Pain Medicine

Application

Palliative Medicine

Application

Pediatric Radiology

Application

Not sure which route applies to you?
Contact us at 1-800-267-2320 or credentials@royalcollege.ca for help getting started.