AFC (Diploma) Programs

 

Applications for the 2019-2020 will open on May 15, 2018


Application deadline is September 1, 2018

 

 

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
Program Director: Manon Auger, MD, FRCP(C)

 

Adult Thrombosis Medicine Program

In January 2018, 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 Adult Thrombosis Medicine.

Adult Thrombosis Medicine is that area of enhanced competence within medicine concerned with the investigation, diagnosis, and medical management of patients with venous and arterial thromboembolic disease in a variety of clinical contexts.

The McGill AFC Program in Adult Thrombosis Medicine consists of 1 year of additional clinical training and is competency-based. The AFC trainee must have Royal College certification or equivalent in Internal Medicine or Emergency Medicine, or enrolment in a Royal College accredited residency program in these areas. All trainees must be certified in their primary specialty in order to be eligible to submit a Royal College certification portfolio in Adult Thrombosis Medicine. Trainees who graduate from the McGill AFC in Adult Thrombosis Medicine program will receive a Diploma certificate from the RCPSC (the DRCPSC).

Length: 1 year
Number of positions: 1
Type of program:  Clinical
Program Director: Dr. Maral Koolian