Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) is a national professional organization established in 1929 by a special Act of Parliament to oversee the medical education of specialists in Canada. The work of the College centres on its prime objective — to ensure the highest possible standards of specialist postgraduate education and specialist care for the people of Canada. In order to be entered in the CPSNL specialist register, a specialist must be certified by RCPSC in his or her specialty. At first, the Royal College offered just two specialty qualifications: Fellowship in general medicine and Fellowship in general surgery. Now, the Royal College recognizes 79 disciplines, granting Fellowships in 29 specialties, 34 subspecialties, three special programs and 13 Areas of Focused Competance (AFC-diplomas).
Donald Wilson Award
AMS is pleased to partner with the RCPSC on the Donald Wilson Award This award recognizes the seminal work of Dr. Donald R. Wilson, who, while serving as president of AMS, led the initiative which served as a foundation from which emerged the CanMEDS program of the Royal College. It is given annually to a medical educator or an identified leader who has demonstrated excellence in integrating the CanMEDS roles into a Royal College or other health related training program. The CanMEDS roles and competency framework have been recognized both nationally and internationally as essential components of medical education, equipping physicians with the attitudes, knowledge and skills required to provide the diversity of services to meet the needs of society.
2016 Recipient: Dr. Najma A. Ahmed, FRCSC, General Surgery Residency Program, University of Toronto
For more information, visit the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada website.