Good grades for postgraduate medical education review
Queen’s postgraduate medical education has received its most successful accreditation review in recent memory.
“The reviewers told us they were blown away by Queen’s. They complimented us virtually each and every time we met with them,” says Richard Reznick, Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, and Director, School of Medicine.
The accreditation team of 20 physicians and educators conducted a detailed review of the teaching programs, inspected and analyzed the teaching sites, and examined the medical school and postgraduate medical office.
The team was most impressed by faculty members’ pride in being ‘Queen’s doctors’ and program directors’ energy, commitment and ‘parental view’ of responsibility to their residents. They praised faculty members’ creativity and the university’s cutting edge simulation efforts.
The accreditation team is recommending full approval to the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the Canadian Family Physicians of Canada for 27 of Queen’s 29 programs. The two other programs will receive provisional approval.
Dr. Reznick credits the faculty, teachers, program directors and 10 partnering hospitals for the successful accreditation review. He also praised Ross Walker, Associate Dean, Postgraduate Education, and his team for the hard work they put in each day on behalf of the trainees.
Dr. Reznick shares his thoughts about the accreditation review on his blog.