Continuing education: from FRCPC to ACGME fellowship
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To the Editor,
Fellowships provide graduate residents an opportunity to master a specific set of skills, gain confidence, and receive further mentorship. 1 Pursuing a fellowship in a different country can help one appreciate social, logistic, and environmental differences in clinical practice. 2A common challenge in pursuing a fellowship in another country is the application process itself. Resident trainees from Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)-accredited programs considering a fellowship in the United States (US) often find the application process complicated. Using personal experience from going through the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship matching process this past year, we provide a simple timeline highlighting key events in the process catered towards RCPSC residents (Figure). In addition, we highlight a significant difference in residency training between the two countries and its potential...
Conflicts of interest
This submission was handled by Dr. Gregory L. Bryson, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Journal of Anesthesia.
© Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society 2017