A resident is registered with the office of postgraduate medical education of a Canadian medical school.
A resident meets the entry requirements of, is admitted to and enrolled in a Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada or College of Family Physicians of Canada accredited residency program, and is directed, supervised, and evaluated by the residency Program director and the residency program committee.
A resident is undertaking training that is an integral part of a program approved for full training in the specialty concerned.
The content of the residency is defined by the residency program director, according to the College training requirements in the specialty concerned.
The satisfactory completion of residency training will be acceptable to the Royal College in satisfaction of its training requirements in the specialty or subspecialty concerned.
Characteristics of a fellow:
A fellow may be registered with the office of postgraduate medical education of a Canadian medical school.
A fellow is not enrolled in any accredited residency program (unless the trainee is enrolled in an AFC Diploma Program), but may be responsible to a hospital or university department.
A fellow may be:
Taking training beyond that required by the College,
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Trainee in a specialty for which there is no accredited residency program at that university.
Fellowship training will not be recognized by the Royal College in satisfaction of its training requirements in any specialty or subspecialty.