Royal College Exam Updates

Updates for Cardiology (Adult) certification and Pain Medicine certification exams

The format of the Royal College’s Cardiology (Adult) certification examination has been changed effective Fall 2016.

The written component will now consist of two-three-hour SAQ papers and an OSCE component that consists of ten 15-minute stations, administered over two days. Candidates will be completing five stations on the first day and five stations on the second day.

The content of the examination is still based on the Objectives of Training and details of the (revised) format can be found at the following link: Information by Subspecialty-Cardiology

The format of the Royal College’s Pain Medicine certification examination is now available on the website.

The examination consists of written-only component that includes two, three-hour papers each containing 35-50 short answer questions. This examination assesses the candidate’s competence to function as a consultant Pain Specialist across the CanMEDS domains of Medical Expert, Communicator, Collaborator, Leader, Health Advocate, Scholar and Professional.

The content of the examination is still based on the Objectives of Training and details of the format can be found at the following link: Information by Subspecialty-Pain Medicine.

Note that candidates (ruled eligible) will be receiving their notice of registration for the examination between mid-December 2015 – January 2016.