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POSTGRAD COMPETENCIES FOR PALLIATIVE APPROACH TO CARE

(September 2019). The CSPCP’s Palliative Approach to Care Education Working group (PACE) has completed development of Postgraduate Competencies for Palliative Care: A Guidance Document in both EnglishandFrench

The document is intended to describe the palliative care competencies that specialists from disciplines other than Palliative Medicine should have upon completion of their residency in order to provide a palliative approach to care for people with life-threatening conditions, and their families.

The document will be circulated to Specialty Committees for whom the competencies are likely to be pertinent, including Family Medicine, and to stakeholders involved in palliative care medical education. The “PACE” competencies for postgraduate learners build upon competencies for undergraduate medical students that were updated in 2018. The CSPCP and champions in the medical education community will be advocating for inclusion of these competencies in the relevant curricula and examinations.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the project, including the PACE Working Group and the CSPCP Postgraduate Education Committee, and translators.

UPDATE: Postgraduate Education Committee Update Application Process

UPDATE: UBC will be able to offer one (1) position for July 2017 for the RC pall med subspecialty residency program.

The Postgraduate Education Committee has requested we update the members of the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians regarding an update with the application process for the two-year subspecialty program in Palliative Medicine.

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) recently recognized Palliative Medicine as a subspecialty and is now accepting applications to have accredited programs in Palliative Medicine. This new, two-year subspecialty program will replace the previous one-year program that was conjointly accredited with the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). The one-year programs will continue to exist as certificate of added competency programs accredited by the CFPC.

Click hereto read more regarding eligibility and details of the application process.