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Royal College Deadline To Apply For An Assessment Of Training

Posted on behalf of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada


Deadline to apply for an assessment of training: April 30th, 2023

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

  • Anatomical Pathology
  • Cardiac Surgery (SF req.)
  • Cardiology (Adult)
  • Cardiology (Peds)
  • Dermatology
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • General Internal Medicine
  • General Pathology
  • General Surgery (SF req.)
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Hematological Pathology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Genetics and Genomics
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Neurology (Adult and Peds)
  • Neuropathology
  • Neurosurgery (SF req.) (traditional cohort only)
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedic Surgery (SF req.)
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Pediatrics
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Plastic Surgery (SF req.)
  • Psychiatry
  • Public Health and Preventive Medicine
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Respirology (Adult)
  • Rheumatology (Adult)
  • Vascular Surgery (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 online platform. You will require a Royal College ID to complete this process.

  1. If you do not have a Royal College ID, complete the registration form (or type out the URL: https://rclogin.royalcollege.ca/webcenter/portal/forms_en/pages_esr?t=cred) before registering through our online platform (or type out the URL:https://rclogin.royalcollege.ca/oamlogin/login.jsp).
  2. If you are an existing candidate/applicant who has a Royal College ID number and has never logged in to the eBooking system, you can click on “Reset your password” or “Forgot your ID” if necessary.

Please read the instructions beforehand.

Following the submission of your application, 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 in September/October 2023. Note the registration deadline for the spring 2024 exams is November 4th, 2023.

Once granted, eligibility is valid for five consecutive years.

For additional information you may consult the Royal College website.

Information on your examination format may be found here. (Choose your specialty or subspecialty from the dropdown menu. Click on the “Exam Format” document.)

author: Diana Martinez