Abbreviations and Associations


AAMC 
      
Association of American Medical Colleges

ACGME   
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

ACLS       
Advanced Cardiac Life Support

ACMC       
Association of Canadian Medical Colleges (old name)
now know as Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada

ACTH       
Association of Canadian Teaching Hospitals

AFMC       
Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada

AFP       
Alternative Funding Plan

AUCC       
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada

AVP       
Assessment Verification Period

BCT       
Basic Clinical Teaching

CACMS   
Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools

CAHO       
Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario

CAIR       
Canadian Association of Interns and Residents

CAME       
Canadian Association of Medical Education

CAPER   
Canadian Post-MD Education Registry

CaRMS   
Canadian Resident Matching Service

CAU       
Clinical Academic Units

CCFP       
Certificate, College of Family Physicians

CCT       
Confirmation of Completion of Training (RCPSC Form)

CEHPEA   
Centre for the Evaluation of Health Professionals Educated Abroad

CFMS       
Canadian Federation of Medical Students

CFPC       
College of Family Physicians of Canada

CIHR       
Canadian Institute of Health Research

CITER   
Core In-Training Evaluation Report

COFM       
Council of Ontario Faculties of Medicine
CMA       
Canadian Medical Association

CMG       
Canadian Medical Graduate

CMPA       
Canadian Medical Protective Association

COU       
Council of Ontario Universities

CPD       
Continuing Professional Development (Queen's)

CPSO       
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

CSCI       
Canadian Society for Clinical Investigation

FAIMER   
Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education & Research

FITER       
Final In-Training Evaluation Report (RCPSC Form)

FLEX       
Federal Licensing Examination (USA)

FMRAC   
Federation of Medical Regulatory Authorities of Canada

FMRQ       
Fédération des médecins résidents du Québec 
 
FMG       
Foreign Medical Graduate

FMLAC   
Federation of Medical Licensing Authorities of Canada (old name)
now Federation of Medical Regulatory Authorities of Canada

FRCPC   
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada

FRCSC   
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada

FSMB       
Federation of State Medical Boards

FTE       
Full Time Equivalent

GIDRU   
Gastrointestinal Diseases Research Unit (Queen's)

HDH       
Hotel Dieu Hospital

IMG       
International Medical Graduate

ITER       
In-Training Evaluation Report

KGH       
Kingston General Hospital

KRCC       
KGH Regional Cancer Centre

LCME       
Liaison Committee of Medical Education

LHIN       
Local Health Integration Network

LMCC       
Licentiate of Medical Council of Canada

LOA       
Letter of Appointment

MCC       
Medical Council of Canada

MCCEE   
Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination

MCCQE   
Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination - Part I
Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination - Part II

MD       
Doctor of Medicine

MOHLTC   
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

MTCU       
Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities

NBME       
National Board of Medical Examiners

NRMP       
National Resident Matching Program (USA)

OMA       
Ontario Medical Association

OMSAS   
Ontario Medical School Application Service

OPHRDC   
Ontario Physician Human Resources Data Centre

OTPC       
Orientation to Training and Practice in Canada (for specialty programs)  
 
OSCE       
Objective Structured Clinical Examination

OUR       
Office of the University Registrar (Queen's)

PARO   
Professional Association of Residents of Ontario

PC       
Providence Care

PEAP       
Pre-Entry Assessment Program

PGME       
Postgraduate Medical Education

PGMEC   
Postgraduate Medical Education Committee (Queen's)

PGY      
Postgraduate Year

PHAC       
Public Health Agency of Canada

PHP       
Physician Health Program

PRP       
Pre-Residency Program (for Family Medicine)

PSI       
Physicians Services Incorporated

QUIC       
Queen’s University International Centre

RCPSC   
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

ROS       
Return of Service

RPC       
Residency Program Committee (see RTC)

RTC       
Residency Training Committee (see RPC)

SEAMO   
Southeastern Ontario Academic Medical Association

SGSR       
School of Graduate Studies and Research (Queen's)

UMEC       
Undergraduate Medical Education Committee (Queen's)

USMLE   
United States Medical Licensing Examinations

WHO       
World Health Organization