Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada was established in 1929 by a special Act of Parliament. The institution acts as a regulatory college that looks into the education of medical specialists in Canada. Since the formation of the school, RCPSC has gained patronage of the Canadian Monarch. The school does not offer any type of license, nor does it conduct disciplinary action against medical practitioners. It oversees the training and education provided to the surgeons, and other medical specialists to ensure they are of high quality. 


University at a Glance:

Established: Founded in 1929

University Type: Regulatory body

Number of International Students: 25,000

Hostel Type: Private Hostel

Climate: Very cold winters/ hot summers

Yearly Tuition Fee: USD$730-USD$4010 

Eligibility: One MUST pass Royal College examinations.

ECFMG Approval: Not Approved 

Last Date to Apply: March 31st 2021

University Introduction:

In Canada, all medical specialists are expected to be certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Only then can they get a territorial or provincial license to practice. The only exception to this rule is family specialists.

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada has more than 44,000 members 2014 located all over the world. Fellows are given different designations; physicians are designated as FRCPC (Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada), while surgeons are designated as FRCSC (Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada). The Royal College has 29 international jurisdictions where it allows international candidates. 


The faculty ensures the training and evaluation of medical and surgical specialists maintaining high standards of quality. It verifies that physicians meet all the needs of the Royal College certification program.

Campus Life:

The college prescribes the requirements for special education in 80 areas of medical, surgical, and laboratory medicine. Once granted eligibility to write the exam, the eligibility remains valid for 3 years. 


Accommodation is on a private basis. The Royal college has negotiated for special offers for its candidates appearing in the exam through acquiring travel discounts. The partner hotels include Novotel hotel and Ottawa Marriott Hotel. 

Why Should I study at Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada? 

  • The institution accredits specialty residency programs.
  • The institution ensures professionalism, and that its members maintain ethical conduct.
  • It checks on the level of acceptability of residents’ education.
  • It offers certification examinations to medical specialists.
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