The anesthesia residency program at the University of Toronto offers world-class training in a supportive and rewarding learning environment.
We are one of the largest departments of anesthesia in North America, a fact that affords our program unparalleled opportunities and resources. We also benefit from a team of internationally renowned clinician and researcher leads at the forefront of our profession. For our residents, this translates into exceptional learning opportunities and clinical training with near unbounded possibilities in academic achievement.
In November 2020, during the accreditation review by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine was notified of their intent to withdraw accreditation of our anesthesia residency program.
What Does it Mean?
The reviewers identified the program's many strengths, including the excellent work of the program director, educational leaders, curriculum and the many innovations.
However, there were 18 areas for improvement (AFIs) identified. These AFIs were grouped into four main themes. These were:
- The supervision of trainees in the operating room
- Teacher feedback
- The timely assessment of residents
- Civility in the learning environment