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The first cohort of subspecialty Palliative Medicine residents began their two-year training programs on July 1, 2017. Any trainees interested in pursuing subspecialty training in Palliative Medicine are encouraged to contact the program directors (PD) at their institution. A list of programs and PDs is on the Training Opportunities page of this web site.

A practice eligible route (PER) is also available for physicians who meet the eligibility requirements. Information about PER is on the Royal College web site. The Royal College has also announced the Practice Eligibility Route for the Subspecialty Examination Affiliate Program (PER-SEAP). PER-SEAP is a new route for internationally trained specialists who are practising in Canada in a subspecialty but are not Royal College certified in a primary specialty. Information about PER-SEAP.

For more information please contact: credentials@royalcollege.ca

PC Education in Other Sub/Specialties

Palliative Care was a featured topic at the Royal College’s National Specialty Societies’ Summit on December 12, 2016. CSPCP Board members Dr. Susan MacDonald and Dr. Stephanie Connidis spoke on the theme of “Palliative care – It’s everyone’s responsibility”. Three sub/specialists from other disciplines – Dr. David Carroll, Dr. Shalini Nayar, and Dr. Chandra Thomas – gave examples of how palliative care is relevant in a variety of sub/specialties. The presentations were very well received and a lively panel discussion followed. We are grateful to the Royal College for taking interest in the subject and for giving us the opportunity to showcase palliative care to other specialty societies.