AFC (Diploma) Programs

The Royal College Council approved the Areas of Focused Competence (Diploma) Program on February 25, 2011.

The following AFC (diploma) program has been formally approved by Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

McGill AFC in Cytopathology Program :

In May 2014, McGill University received accreditation by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) for the newly developed Area of Focused Competence (AFC) Diploma Program in Cytopathology, thus becoming the first accredited AFC Program at McGill University.

The McGill AFC Program in Cytopathology consists of 1 year of additional training after residency in either Anatomical Pathology or General Pathology, and is competency-based. The trainees will be involved in all aspects of cytopathology, including interpretation of specimens, management of the laboratory, performance and rapid on-site assessment of fine needle aspirations, selection/interpretation of ancillary studies, and scholarly projects.

The trainees who will graduate from the McGill AFC in Cytopathology program will receive a Diploma certificate from the RCPSC (the DRCPSC) and they will be equiped with the leadership and consultant skills required to respond competently to the rapidly evolving field of Cytopathology.

Length: 1 year
Number of positions: 1
Type of program:  Clinical

Manon Auger, MD, FRCP(C)
Professor, Department of Pathology
McGill University
Director, Cytopathology Laboratory
McGill University Health Center