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Accreditation Overview: CanRAC, CanERA, or CanAMS?

CanRAC stands for the Canadian Residency Accreditation Consortium and is comprised of the three residency education accrediting colleges in Canada: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and Collège des médecins du Québec (CMQ). Through this partnership, a new framework of standards was developed and officially launched in 2019 called CanERA – Canadian Excellence in Residency Accreditation. 

The specific accreditation standards that are currently in effect, and to which our institution and programs are currently held accountable, can be found here:

General Standards of Accreditation for Institutions with Residency Programs 

General Standards of Accreditation for Residency Programs

Standards of Accreditation for Residency Programs in Family Medicine, often referred to as the “Red Book

Access the Royal College discipline-specific standards of accreditation

To support and help facilitate the new system of residency and accreditation standards a digital Accreditation Management System (AMS) was developed, called “CanAMS”.

CanAMS Access

All stakeholders involved in Internal and External Reviews in Queens PGME should familiarize themselves with this platform by completing the relevant training modules below:


CanAMS/CanERA Training Modules

For all University Personnel:   https://www.canera.ca/canrac/support-e

For Surveyors: https://www.royalcollege.ca/mssites/canerasurveyors/index.html#/

Tips For Filling out CanAMS Guide