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Entry Requirements to Pain Medicine Residency

ANNOUNCEMENT
New Pain Medicine Application Deadlines

Starting in August 2016, the Pain Medicine residency program applications are to be submitted through the CARMs process. Please see https://phx.e-carms.ca

There are five programs involved in this year's match:

University of British Columbia
University of Toronto
University of Ottawa
Western University
McMcaster Univesity

For information on the Quebec training programs please see below. Note that Quebec will not be participating in the CARMs match.

KEY DEADLINES for positions starting in July 2017:

1) The CARMs application deadline is September 16, 2016 for ALL programs.

2) Final documentation submission:

September 16, 2016 - University of Toronto
September 23, 2016 - University of British Columbia, Western University, McMaster University
September 30, 2016 - University of Ottawa

3) Interview Dates:

October 3, 2016 - University of British Columbia
October 12, 2016 - University of Ottawa
October 13, 2016 - University of Toronto
October 14, 2016 - Western University
October 15, 2016 - McMaster University

4) Rankings are submitted by October 19, 2016.

5) Match day is November 9, 2016.

 

Program descriptions can be found in more detail at each of the sites:

University of British Columbia: http://apt.med.ubc.ca/anesthesiololgy/pain-medicine-program/

University of Toronto: http://www.anesthesia.utoronto.ca/message-director-pain-medicine

Western University: http://www.schulich.uwo.ca/anesthesia/education/pain_medicine_residency/

University of Ottawa: http://www.med.uottawa.ca/anesthesia/eng/02_pain_medicine_residency.html

McMaster University: http//fhs.mcmaster.ca/anesthesia/pain_management.html

 

Eligibility Requirements

Royal College Certification in Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry, Rheumatology or enrolment in a program leading to certification in one of these areas (see requirements for these qualifications). All candidates must be certified in their primary specialty in order to be eligible to write the Royal College certification examination in Pain Medicine.

Entry from the following Royal College accredited disciplines is possible in exceptional cases with the approval of the Specialty Committee in Pain Medicine: Medical Oncology, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic Surgery, or Palliative Medicine.

Letter to Applicants

Pain Medicine Rsidency Matching October 12 2015

 

Minimum Training Requirements

Twenty-six (26) 4-week blocks of approved residency training in Pain Medicine. Any of the designated blocks for Pain Medicine, up to a maximum of thirteen (13), may be undertaken concurrently within the entry discipline, subject to approval by both program directors.

 

Obtaining Credit for Prior Training

The Royal College has an established process to consider credits from previous resident training.

Residents who wish to have some of their previous training considered towards their prospective residency training should first discuss this with their future Program Director. The Program Director will determine if the previous training is relevant to the current training.

The Program Director must ensure that a resident’s performance warrants a recommendation for credit, that the training time can be reduced for that resident, and that he/she will still meet the competencies and requirements in the specialty and be successful at the certification examinations.

To process a request for credit the Royal College Credentials unit must receive:

1) An application for assessment of Canadian training from the resident with the one-time fee for an additional specialty (they do not need to repay this fee when they apply by the deadline, the year prior to that in which they will sit the certification examination)

2) A written recommendation from the Program Director outlining the credit recommended, under which section of the specialty requirements this should be applied to and the anticipated end-of-training date. The recommendation letter must be sent to the Postgraduate Dean to obtain his/her support (both signatures can be on one letter, or 2 separate letters.

Once all of these are received, the request is reviewed and the Royal College issues a decision to the resident which is copied to the Program Director and Postgraduate Dean.Of note, Program Directors are under no obligation to recommend credit for a resident if they feel that it is not appropriate to do so.

The following link is to the page where the application is available in 2 formats:

http://www.royalcollege.ca/portal/page/portal/rc/credentials/start

Adobe PDF fillable form (Adobe Reader required): Application for assessment of Canadian residency training  or Print and fill manually: Application for assessment of Canadian residency training

The Credentials unit would review the material mentioned above and, if appropriate, approve the application for credits for previous training.  An official approval letter would be provided to the applicant, with a copy to the program director and Postgraduate Dean’s office.  Be advised that  a maximum of 12 blocks of training only will be considered, and to have this much accepted for prior credit ,the resident would have to be considered ”outstanding”. 

The credentials approval is expected to take two to four weeks."


Royal College Training Requirements

[Royal College Subspeciality Training Requirements in Pain Medicine] PDF

 

Application Procedure for Universite de Montreal

See attached documents for specfic application procedures for Universite de Montreal:

Procédure pour des demandes de formation complémentaire (1 à 13 périodes) Médecine de la douleur

Procédure pour des demandes de stage de perfectionnement Médecine de la douleur Moniteur clinique (candidat de l’extérieur du Québec)

Procédure pour des demandes de seconde formation Surspécialité en médecine de la douleur


 

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