Regular Accreditation Surveys
Regular accreditation surveys of postgraduate training programs and sites in the medical faculties and institutions are held once every eight years, and are run jointly by the Canadian Residency Accreditation Consortium (CanRAC), which comprises the Collège des médecins du Québec (CMQ), College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). Surveys are carried out by teams consisting of physicians from other Quebec and Canadian university hospitals, who are joined by resident doctors—three in the team assessing family medicine, and four in the team reviewing programs in other specialties.
Regular accreditation surveys take place every...
An accreditation survey is the formal process for evaluating the quality of postgraduate training programs and sites, and establishments. Surveyors look at all aspects of a program to confirm whether they meet pedagogical expectations based on a series of standards defined by CanRAC with a view to guaranteeing and enhancing the quality of programs.
Among these standards are general standards, as listed below for each program: