Deadlines and exam dates

Taking maternity or paternity leave involves extending the residency program by the length of the leave. If you are able to plan the dates of your parental leave, we suggest you also bear in mind the specific rules of the Collège des médecins du Québec and the two Canadian colleges with respect to exam dates.

  • For family medicine exams: You are eligible to sit the exam during the last six months of your training.
  • For specialty exams: You must have completed all the rotations in the residency program, in accordance with the requirements of the Collège and the RCPSC, no later than December 31 to sit the exam the previous spring, or no later than February 28 to sit the exams the previous fall.