Our global presence

The Royal College is recognized as advancing some of the best medical education standards in the world. Through our international office, Office of International Collaboration (OIC) and business unit, Royal College International (RCI), we support Fellows, clients, academic partners, and health stakeholders in more than 40 countries who share our passion for medical education excellence.

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Consulting services

RCI helps clients transform their postgraduate medical education (PGME) systems, establish networks and transfer knowledge. Our consulting services range from faculty development to accreditation. Learn more about our core services and, if interested in working with us, contact international@royalcollege.ca.

Find out where we’re making a global PGME impact: [ + Expand ]

  • Bolivia
    Ministry of Health and Sports
  • Brazil
    Associação de Apoio a Residência Médica de Minas Gerais
    Sociedade Brasileira de Ortopedia y Traumatologia
  • Chile
    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
    Universidad del Desarrollo
  • China
    Peking University First Hospital
  • Colombia
    Asociación Colombiana de Facultades de Medicina
    Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
    Sociedad Colombiana de Urologia
  • Ghana
    Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Jordan
    Arab Board for Health Specializations
  • Kuwait
    Kuwait Institute for Medical Specializations
  • Lebanon
    Lebanese American University
  • Mexico
    Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
  • Nepal
    Nepal Medical Council
  • Oman
    Oman Medical Specialty Board
  • Peru
    World University Service of Canada
  • Qatar
    Sidra Medicine
  • Russia
    Kazan State Medical University, Tatarstan
    *RCI has currently paused activities with Kazan State Medical University.
  • Saudi Arabia
    Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University
    King Abdulaziz University
  • Switzerland
    United Nations Institute for Training and Research
  • Turkey
    Koc University Healthcare Group
    Lokman Hekim University
  • United Arab Emirates
    Dubai Health Authority
    Department of Health - Abu Dhabi
  • West Africa
    West African College of Surgeons

International Development, Aid and Collaboration (IDAC) funding program

RCI allocates a portion of its consulting proceeds to support Fellow-led projects that help to improve health profession education and local capacity in low- and middle-income countries. Learn more about the funding program.

Check out where we’re supporting Fellow-led projects through IDAC: [ + Expand ]

  • Caribbean
  • East Africa
  • Ethiopia
  • Guyana
  • India
  • Ivory Coast
  • Kenya
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Rwanda
  • Tanzania
  • Ukraine
  • West Africa

Curious to know more about some of the projects we support? Visit the Royal College Newsroom. Additional articles featuring new projects beginning this year will be published throughout 2022.

Academic collaborations

OIC works closely with sister Colleges around the world to help build communities of practice in medical education and share knowledge and common interests.

Learn who we’re collaborating with on these important initiatives: [ + Expand ]

  • Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
  • College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland
  • Colleges of Medicine of South Africa
  • Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists
  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
  • Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Royal College of Anaesthetists (United Kingdom)

Why we engage internationally

OIC and RCI support the achievement of excellence in PGME and lifelong learning around the globe. Our international outreach and programs support jurisdictions to build their specialty medical education system, practice standards, local capacity, and communities of practice through knowledge sharing and support.

We strongly believe that through engagement and education, we build together stronger health care systems and the best health care for all.

We carefully consider which projects and clients to support based on several criteria, including alignment with our vision and resources available to ensure OIC and RCI have the capacity needed to make a local impact in those jurisdictions. In all projects, the safety and security of staff and Fellows is of paramount importance, as are social, geopolitical and health and safety considerations.

The OIC and RCI international portfolio is regularly reviewed with the RCI Board of Directors.

For more information, please contact the OIC and RCI teams at international@royalcollege.ca.