ACCREDITATION: THE WHAT, THE WHY, AND THE HOW

WHAT IS IT? WHY IS IT IMPORTANT? HOW DOES IT IMPACT RESIDENTS?

An overview of the Canadian residency accreditation process. Hear from Dr. Terry Colbourne, Dr. Adriana Krawchenko-Shawarsky, residents at the University of Manitoba, and past-RDoC Board Members about:

  • the importance of accreditation in Canadian residency education;
  • how accreditation is changing; and
  • what impact this will have on residents and residency education.

RDoC’s role in accreditation is also explained, as well as the unique role residents play in contributing to the development of a more continuous quality improvement process.

RDoC is committed to supporting the development of a robust accreditation system. to learn more about accreditation, please watch this entire video series. You may also contact us at training@residentdoctors.ca.

  1. At a high-level, what is accreditation?
  2. Why is accreditation important in postgraduate medical education and to residents?
  3. What are the main objectives of accreditation?
  4. What are the general standards of accreditation?

  1. How is accreditation changing? How does this impact residents?
  2. With the implementation of competence-by-design and competency-based medical education, how is accreditation changing?

 

  1. What is RDoC’s role in Accreditation?
  2. What is a resident surveyor?

  1. What is the RDoC pre-accreditation questionnaire?
  2. How is the RDoC Pre-Accreditation Survey administered?
  3. How are the results of the Pre-Accreditation Questionnaire used?
  4. Are my responses confidential?

  1. My program is being reviewed during an on-site accreditation visit. How do I prepare?

  1. Are residents’ opinion valued?

  1. How can I get involved? Who do I contact?