Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Medicine (2016/2017)
8.5 Promotion

To successfully complete a residency program, a Resident, upon evaluation, must be promoted through all the levels of the program. A Resident must also successfully complete the Teaching Effectiveness Program. The discipline Residency Program Committee (RPC) meets every year to review a Resident’s progress report(s). On the basis of this review, the RPC decides which Residents should be promoted to the next year.

A Resident’s promotion status at the end of a rotation will be in one of the following categories:

8.5.1 Clear Promotion

Clear promotion means a Resident can proceed to the next rotation without restrictions.

8.5.2 Additional Training or Remediation

A Resident who does not meet the criteria for clear promotion will be required to complete additional training or remediation in the form of a remedial rotation or a remedial program. If a Resident is required to complete a remedial program, the terms and conditions of the program will be outlined in a written contract.

8.5.3 Probation

A Resident will be placed on probation, only once, for:

  1. failure to meet the requirements of remedial rotation; or,

  2. failure to meet the requirements of two rotations in one academic year.

A Resident may be placed on probation if they fail to meet the terms and conditions of a remedial program contract.

The length of the probationary period will be determined by the discipline Residency Program Committee (RPC). If a Resident is required to complete probation, the terms and conditions of the probation will be outlined in a probation contract.

8.5.4 Dismissal
  1. If, during a subsequent academic year, a Resident meets the criteria for probation a second time, the Resident will be dismissed from the residency program.

  2. Failure of a Resident to meet the terms and conditions of the probation contract may result in dismissal from the residency program.

The RPC, with just cause, reserves the right to dismiss a Resident from a residency program at any time. In such cases, the Dean of Medicine, on behalf of the Faculty, recommends the dismissal to the Registrar who will then take appropriate action.