Requirements for Residency Eligibility

Credit for Relevant Training

  1. It is possible for individuals who enter training programs other than family medicine to obtain credit for some portion of this training towards their family medicine residency eligibility. These individuals should approach the family medicine postgraduate director of the program they wish to enter for an evaluation of their training.
  2. Following the evaluation, and if the program deems it appropriate to provide credit for previous training, it is the responsibility of the postgraduate director of the receiving residency training program in family medicine to apply to the CFPC Board of Examinations and Certification on behalf of the trainee, to seek approval of a shortened family medicine residency no less than 18 months.
  3. The application to the Board of Examinations and Certification will be dealt with on the basis of individual consideration and should include the outcome of the evaluation of previous training, an outline of the proposed curriculum and an explanation of how the proposed curriculum will address learning needs of the individual trainee.
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