Trainee Review Programs (TRPs)

Through the work of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) Trainee Committee, CCS trainees identified the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) examination preparation as a critical milestone in the transition from “school to work”. Hence the CCS/CCSA Canadian Cardiovascular Society Academy Trainee
Review Programs (TRPs) were established.

Program Benefits

The TRPs provide trainees with realistic exposure to the examination process and offer an opportunity for feedback from faculty. It places their knowledge and exam writing skills to the test and provides them with an overview of all aspects of the exam. In addition, they have the opportunity to network with program faculty and fellow trainees from across Canada.

Upcoming TRPs

  • Adult Cardiology TRP (AC TRP)
  • Cardiac Surgery TRP
  • Pediatric Cardiology (PC TRP)
  • Support the TRP and CCSA


AC TRP 2019 Faculty1

2020 Adult Cardiology TRP (AC TRP)

Date: April 24-26, 2020

Location: Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre, Toronto, Ontario

Accommodation: Trainees can benefit from a discount rate at the Marriott

Eligibility Requirements: PGY 6 Only

Registration: Now open! Visit my.ccs.ca to register today!


Watch our Adult Cardiology TRP video.

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CS TRP 2020

The 2020 Cardiac Surgery TRP (CS TRP) chaired by Dr. Jessica Forcillo was held on February 7-8 in Montreal at the Delta Hotel by Marriott. It was a huge success and we want to thank the outstanding faculty and all the trainees who participated!

“Excellent sessions, very fast pace. Great review of relevant papers. Appreciate the written step by step TAVR “recipe”. Realistic oral exam questions and setting. Would recommend for all PGY 5/6 residents.
- 2020 CS TRP Participant


PCTRP2019 group

2020 Pediatric Cardiology TRP (PC TRP)

Date: May 1-3, 2020

Location: The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto

Accommodation: Trainees will benefit from a discounted rate at a hotel TBD.

Eligibility: PGY 4, 5 & 6

Registration: Now open! Visit my.ccs.ca to register today!

Watch our Pediatric Cardiology TRP video.  
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The TRP is supported through donations provided from the Canadian Cardiovascular Society – and by individual members of the Academy and other organizations and individuals with an interest in advancing its objectives.
Make the CCSA part of your planned giving!  To make a donation or to find out more about the Academy, please click here or contact.

Linda Palmer
Director, Membership Services and Trainee Programs

Canadian Cardiovascular Society Academy
222 Queen Street, Suite 1100
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5V9
Tel : (877/613) 569-3407 ext. 402
Fax : 613-569-6574