Areas of Focused Competence

Areas of Focused Competence (AFC) Programs are accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

They provide subspecialty competency based training for physicians who have achieved primary specialist certification in a primary discipline.

Those who successfully complete a program can apply for a diploma from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and designation as DRCPSC. You would then be known nationally, and internationally, as an individual who has sought to advance their knowledge and expertise with additional complementary skills and competency. 

Two areas of Focused Competence

Area of Focused Competence in Cytopathology

Area of Focused Competence in Transfusion Medicine