Areas of Focused Competence

Fellowship applications now open!

You can now apply for fellowships in Cytopathology or Transfusion Medicine.

See Fellowship application process for more.

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

Our training will provide you with the skills necessary to contribute to and oversee the operations of a modern cytopathology laboratory in Canada at a medical, organization, and procedural level.

We train those with a background in Internal Medicine, Hematology, Pediatrics, Hematological Pathology, Anaesthesiology or General Pathology to develop skills and competencies to practice all aspects of Transfusion Medicine, including its foundations in the sciences and research.