The KSMU Internal Medicine Program has begun its inaugural 2016 class of residents in partnership with, and under the guidance of, Royal College Canada International (RCCI). RCCI is a non-profit corporation formed by Royal College of Physicians and Surgeon’s of Canada that offers the Royal College’s residency training services internationally. The KSMU Internal Medicine Program will be working closely with RCCI to ensure RCCI’s rigorous standards are met.
In addition to internal medicine, KSMU plans to develop additional residency programs with the guidance of RCCI. These programs will also be in the realm of primary care medicine, and may in the future include OB/GYN, family practice, psychiatry, and pediatrics.
Electives are available through a variety of subspecialty rotations and the KSMU Global Health program, which includes Yale School of Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Western Connecticut Health Network, and Manatee Memorial Hospital in Florida.
We are bringing the Royal College of Canada’s standards and accreditation process to the new KSMU Internal Medicine residency program. We have developed a partnership with Royal College of Canada. Together, we are developing a roadmap to embed the CanMEDS competency framework in teaching, learning and assessment, setting goals and objectives to enhance the quality of postgraduate medical education at KSMU.
The Royal College’s accreditation standards ensure the highest quality of specialty medical education. Accreditation promotes excellence, providing trainees with the knowledge and expertise required to practice specialty medicine at a high level.
The objectives of Royal College of Canada accreditation are to:
- Improve the quality of postgraduate medical education.
- Provide a means for objective assessment of training programs.
- Provide guidance to universities and training centres in developing new residency programs.
- Assist program directors in reviewing the conduct and educational quality of their programs.
- Improve patient safety through better communication, and assessment, evaluation, and development of faculty and programs.