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What is Accreditation?

All residency programs at Queen’s University are accredited, either by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) or the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC).  The accreditation process ensures that our residency programs meet the highest possible standards and that our resident physicians, upon completion of their programs, will be able to provide outstanding care to the people of Canada.

Through a rigorous and detailed examination of our residency programs, accreditation assures residents that they will ultimately be prepared to sit their CFPC and RCPSC examinations and that they will have been assisted in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for practice.

Accreditation of residency programs at Queen’s occurs once every six years.  The accreditation teams from the RCPSC and the CFPC review information obtained from our programs in advance through detailed Pre-Survey Questionnaires (PSQs), and also through a series of meetings during an on-site visit.  After the site visit, the Accreditation Committee will grant each program an accreditation status.  Currently, all residency programs at Queen’s University are accredited. 

Do you have questions about accreditation?    If so, please contact the Postgraduate Medical Education Office at 613-533-2543 or by email at



  • Be prepared!  It’s very important to read your program’s Pre-Survey Questionnaire (PSQ), which has been prepared and submitted to the College.  Request a copy from the Program Assistant.
  • For detailed information, download a copy of the General Standards of Accreditation at: