Canadian Cardiovascular Society

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 Events

Mark your calendar for the next Pediatric Cardiology and Adult Cardiology TRPs. Both will be held in person in November 2023.

DATES: November 24-26, 2023

Past TRPs

2023 Adult Cardiology TRP (AC TRP)

Co-chairs: Dr. Sarah Ramer and Dr. Eric Yu
Date: April 14-16, 2023
Location: Toronto, ON

Thank you to all the organization committee and the faculty. Great event. Very useful.”

“Thank you for putting together such an organized, smooth, and informative weekend. I would recommend the TRP to everyone taking the exam going forward, especially training outside of Canada.”

– 2023 AC TRP Participants

2023 Cardiac Surgery TRP (CS TRP)

Co-chairs: Dr. Aaron Spooner and Dr. Holly Smith
Date: February 4-5, 2023
Location: Winnipeg, MB

Thank you for a great course!”

“CCS did an amazing job of organizing this event – thank you!”

– 2023 CS TRP Participants

Support the TRP and CCSA

The TRP is supported through donations provided from the Canadian Cardiovascular Society – and by individual members 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 click here or contact us at

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