Eligibility Guidelines

Residents must be enrolled in a participating postgraduate program at an Ontario School of Medicine in order to be eligible to take part in the RR Program. Please refer to the relevant documents for your university and program located on the Participating Programs page.

Each University and program may determine their own criteria for participation in RR, based on the Resident’s performance to date and the program’s assessment of their ability to perform semi-independently. 

At minimum, Residents must:

  • Have passed the MCCQE Part I
  • Have completed 18 months of residency training
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Be actively engaged in their residency training program (i.e. not on leave).

Residents wishing to work in Emergency Departments must have successfully completed training in Advanced Trauma Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.

Residents wishing to work in Intensive/Critical Care Units must have successfully completed training in Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Those wishing to work in comparable pediatric settings must have completed training in Pediatric Advanced Life Support and in Neonatal Advanced Life Support.

All Programs and Postgraduate Deans reserve the right to choose not to approve an application if a Resident is not meeting the required standards in their program.

Please note that due to specific arrangements regarding income tax and personal revenue, Pool C Residents/Visa Trainees are not eligible to participate in Restricted Registration.