UBC, UdeM receive program accreditation warnings from Royal College


Two universities have recently received warnings from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Canada that they must improve to maintain their certification for particular programs. At the Université de Montréal, La Presse reports that the Royal College has indicated that the psychiatry department must improve student supervision levels and make the work environment safer by Spring 2024. University of British Columbia’s ophthalmology program, which CTV News states is the only program of its kind in BC, has received a “notice of intent to withdraw accreditation” designation from the Royal College. UBC Postgraduate Medical Education Associate Dean Dr Ravi Sidhu stated that the “faculty and the university are taking this matter very seriously and have been working to improve the program in order to maintain accreditation.” Approximately one-fifth of Royal College assessments and reviews reportedly require follow-up.

La Presse (UdeM) | Royal College (UBC) | CTV News (UBC)