Accreditation and Evaluation of Programs: The Canadian Perspective

  • Kenneth A. Harris
  • Margaret A. Kennedy
  • Sarah Taber
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Abstract

The process of accreditation is designed to assist in the quality assurance and improvement of training programs. The process that is used for accreditation of specialty and subspecialty training programs in Canada is described, with particular reference to diagnostic radiology. The advantages of having a standardized process across multiple specialties, with deliberate specialty-specific input are outlined. Challenges are outlined for future improvement in the accreditation process.

Keywords

Residency Program Royal College Accreditation Body Accreditation Process Postgraduate Medical Education 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth A. Harris
    • 1
  • Margaret A. Kennedy
    • 2
  • Sarah Taber
    • 3
  1. 1.Office of EducationRoyal College of Physicians and Surgeons of CanadaOttawaCanada
  2. 2.Accreditation LiaisonRoyal College of Physicians and Surgeons of CanadaOttawaCanada
  3. 3.Education Standards, Strategy, Innovation and Development UnitRoyal College of Physicians and Surgeons of CanadaOttawaCanada

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