Resident doctors receive paid leave as described below when taking the following five exams:
1. Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Exam Part I (MCCQEI)
2. Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Exam Part II (MCCQEII)
3. Surgical Foundations Exam
4. The College of Family Physicians of Canada Certification Exam
5. The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Certification Exam
Note: Permission for leave for other certification exams not listed here will be at the discretion of the Program Director.
Exams in another city = 4 to 5 days of exam leave:
Day 1: the day prior to outbound travel
Day 2: the day of outbound travel
Day 3-4: the day(s) to sit the exam
Day 4/5: the day of return travel
Exams taken locally = 2 to 3 days of exam leave:
Day 1: the day prior to the exam
Day 2-3: the day(s) to sit the exam
Examination leave days are not days available for call and should be subtracted from the total days available for call in the rotation. Additionally, resident doctors sitting written and/or oral examination components of the Royal College Subspecialty Exam or the College of Family Physician Exam are exempt from call for the three weeks prior to the exam. The remainder of the rotation will not incur additional call as a result.
This is a standard PGME leave request form. Please speak with your Program Administrative Assistant to ensure you have the correct form, as each program may have different or additional forms.
A Resident shall receive paid leave to sit the following examinations:
The period of paid leave shall comprise the following: the day prior to outbound travel, the day of outbound travel, one (1) or two (2) days as required to attend the actual examination, and one (1) day for return travel. When travel is not required, the period of paid leave shall comprise of the day prior to the exam, and one (1) or two (2) days as required to attend the actual examination.
Leave of absence for any other certification examinations will be granted at the discretion of the Program Director and consistent with the above considerations as to duration.
Residents will not be scheduled on call three (3) weeks prior to each of their written and oral components of their Royal College Subspecialty Exam or College of Family Physician Exam. The remaining week of the twenty-eight (28) day rotation will not incur additional on call as a result.
Leave for any reason specified in Articles 13.1 to 13.5 inclusive shall not be deducted from regular vacation entitlement.
Program Directors, via the Program Administrative Assistant with the assistance of the Administrative Resident as necessary, will email to RDoS all final resident duty schedules on the day they are posted in the program.
Vacation time, sick leave and leave of absence for any purpose shall not be regarded as time available for on-call duty periods; rather, the number of duty periods shall be pro-rated to the number of days actually worked. (Articles 12.0 and 13.0)