PGME Accreditation Around the Corner

February 12, 2014 at 5:26 pm

The “Countdown to Accreditation” is nearly over!
Under the leadership of Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) Dr. Cliff Yaffe, and with the support of Associate Dean, Accreditation Dr. Gary Harding, the Faculty’s PGME office has teamed up with its partners over the last two years to prepare for the PGME accreditation survey visit February 23-28, 2014.

The PGME office has worked arduously with department heads, program directors, faculty, staff, residents, WRHA, Professional Association of Residents and Interns of Manitoba, and College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba towards compliance in all standards.

The Faculty will welcome 35 accreditation surveyors and staff from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) and the College of Family of Physicians of Canada (CFPC) for the five-day review of 44 University of Manitoba Postgraduate Medical Education residency programs.

Our PGME Program trains residents in seven CFPC-accredited Family Medicine programs and 50 RCPSC-accredited medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties. Residency programs must demonstrate compliance with the standards set by their respective accrediting bodies.

Additonally, PGME must meet accreditation standards related to the university, faculty and office of the Postgraduate Associate Dean, and standards for clinical teaching sites.

Over the course of the week, you will see groups of surveyors across campus. They will meet with each residency program’s leadership, faculty, staff and residents. They will also meet with many members of the Faculty of Medicine Deanery; department heads; university senior administration; Professional Association of Residents and Interns of Manitoba; and College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba.

Surveyors will be introduced to the VENTIS curriculum management system, tour the Clinical Learning and Simulation Facility and Skills Lab, and dialogue with physicians and staff of tertiary, rural and northern clinical teaching sites in Manitoba.

The last PGME accreditation survey took place in 2008, in accordance with the six-year cycle of intensive scrutiny by the accrediting Colleges.

Since 2008, programs have undergone internal and external reviews, making improvements and taking action on recommendations. The PGME Program has moved forward and worked hard to improve supports to residency programs with enhanced policies, committees, resident core curriculum training and faculty development.

“Countdown to Accreditation” has been the PGME focus since 2012. Thanks to everyone involved in the accreditation process and survey visit in the PGME office, throughout the Faculty and across Bannatyne Campus. Special thanks to Karen Howell, project manager, for her hard work and attention to detail. We look forward to a successful visit!

For PGME accreditation survey schedule click here.