WHAT IT MEANS TO HAVE "CERTIFICATION" FROM THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS OF CANADA
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada is a national, private organization established by a Special Act of Parliament in 1929. Its purpose is to advance the standards of postgraduate medical education and practice in the medical, laboratory and surgical specialties and to provide the means for identifying, both within the medical profession and to the public, that those who hold themselves out to be specialists in a particular field are properly trained and qualified.
Above all, the College is dedicated to ensuring the highest standards and quality of health care.
Physicians who complete the requirements of postgraduate specialty training prescribed by the College and who pass the examinations conducted by the College, are granted a Certificate of qualification. The Certificate entitles the holder to admission to Fellowship in the appropriate Division of the College, and thereby to use the designations Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC) or Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC).
Royal College certification in plastic surgery attests to the fact that the certificant has met the Royal College credentials standards (including an acceptable medical qualification), has satisfactorily completed a defined period of residency in plastic surgery in a program recognized by the Royal College of which the College has received documentation, and has been successful at the examinations.