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


  • FAQs

    Is there a fee to attend a Trainee Review Program?

    Answer: Yes, the fee varies according to the course.

    Can I get CME credits for attending a TRP?

    Answer: Yes, you may claim section 1 RCPSC credits

    How do I get proof I attended the TRP?

    Answer: All participants will receive a certificate of attendance after you submit your evaluation at the end of the course.

    Can I cancel my registration if I do not attend?

    Answer: You will receive a full refund, if you cancel your registration 2 weeks (14 days) prior to the course date.

    I am studying outside of Canada, am I able to attend a TRP course?

    Answer: The TRP is designed for trainees currently studying within a Canadian institution. Trainees studying outside of Canada will be placed on a waitlist until a specified date. If the course is not full, trainees will be allowed to partake.

    Who do I contact for more information?

    Answer: Please contact Program Coordinator, Keyva Lashley by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or my telephone at 613-569-3407 extension 400.


Upcoming TRPs

  • Cardiac Surgery TRP - 2017
  • Adult Cardiology TRP - 2017
  • Pediatric Cardiology TRP 2017
  • Support the TRP and CCSA


 Group session CS TRP1

Friday, February 10 to Saturday, February 11, 2017

Delta Montreal, Montreal, Quebec.
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Trainees will have a discounted room rate at the Delta Montreal.

Eligibility Requirements
PGY 5 and 6 trainees

Opens January 2017



Dr. Jessica Forcillo, Chair
Dr. Mitesh Badiwala
Dr. Victor Chan
Dr. Anson Cheung
Dr. Mackenzie Quantz
Dr. Maxime Laflamme
Dr. Daniel Lodge
Dr. Francois-Pierre Mongeon
Dr. Maral Ouzounian
Dr. Mark Peterson
Dr. Luis Quinonez
Dr. Christian Rosu

 Patient AC TRP1

Friday, April 21 to Sunday, April 23, 2017

Toronto Marriot Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel, Toronto, Ontario
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Trainees will have a discounted room rate at the Toronto Downtown Marriot Eaton Centre Hotel.

Eligibility Requirements
PGY 6 trainees

Opens January 2017

Dr. Michael Froeschl, Chair  
Dr. Mathieu Bernier
Dr. Nisha D’Mello
Dr. Evan Lockwood
Dr. Sarah Ramer
Dr. Mathieu Walker


May 5 to Sunday, May 7, 2017

Sick Kids Hospital, Toronto, Ontario
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Eligibility Requirements
PGY 4, 5 and 6 trainees




Opens in January 2017










Dr. Kenny Wong, Chair         
Dr. Myriam Brassard
Dr. Caroline Escudero
Dr. Michael Grattan             
Dr. Martin Hosking              
Dr. Jennifer Russell
Dr. Mike Seed                   
Dr. Derek Wong

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 1403
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5V9
Tel : (877/613) 569-3407 ext. 402
Fax : 613-569-6574