RCPSC Subspecialty Examinations

All PGY-5 residents will be expected to submit an Application for Evaluation of an Additional Specialty to qualify for the RCPSC certification examination by the deadline date provided, by mail or by fax.  Penalty fees of $525 or $1050 will apply to requests received after the deadline.

For more information on submitting the application form, please visit the Royal College web page on Evaluation of an Additional Specialty or contact the Credentials Unit by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by telephone at 613-730-8191.


Basic Science Examination (P.O.S.)

All PGY-2 residents will be expected to take the Principles of Surgery Examination of the Royal College in the Spring. This will be part of the compulsory qualifying process for those residents who commenced their training in July 1984 or later.

Orthopaedic In-Training Examination

The Orthopaedic Division expects all PGY-2 through PGY-5 residents to sit the American Orthopaedic In-Training Examination in November. All costs for this exam are assumed by the Division. This examination has no influence on the Royal College examination process, but should be viewed as a training experience and provide a self-assessment to each resident.

Orthopaedic Comprehensive Oral Examination

All residents are expected to take the Comprehensive Oral Examination in the Spring of each year during their PGY-3 through PGY-5 years. All PGY-4-and PGY-5 residents are also expected to participate in Mock Orals held in the Fall of each year.

In-Training Evaluations

At the completion of each three-month rotation, an In-Training Evaluation Report will be completed on each resident by the attending staff member. The resident will be asked to review this report with the attending staff member and it will then be forwarded to the Program Director to be utilized for an annual evaluation and subsequently to prepare the Final In-Training Evaluation Report for the Royal College.