The Areas of Focused Competence (AFC) Diploma Programs ordinarily represent either supplemental competencies that enhance the practice of physicians in an existing discipline, or a highly specific and narrow scope of practice that does not meet the criteria of a subspecialty.
This category of discipline recognition provides a mechanism for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada to support areas of expertise that meet a legitimate societal need, but may have been previously denied formal recognition because they did not meet all of the criteria of a subspecialty discipline.
Successful AFC candidates become Diplomates (or, if they do not have Royal College specialty certification, Diplomate Affiliate members) of the Royal College.
If you are interested in applying for an AFC Program at the University of Toronto, please see below for information on the UofT Approval process. Please contact the PGME office at email@example.com with any questions or to request a copy of the application.
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This information includes a links to information about applying for AFC discipline recognition and AFC diploma eligibility.
This information includes a link to the Royal College’s accreditation policy and procedure for AFC programs. The General Standards of Accreditation applicable to AFC programs include the A Standards, which apply to the university and postgraduate dean’s office, and the C Standards, which apply to each AFC program.
The list below contains relevant reference materials for the AFC program accreditation approval process and an update on AFC programs at the University of Toronto. If you are interested in applying for an AFC Program at the University of Toronto, please consult the UofT Approval process below. Please contact the PGME Office at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to request a copy of the application.
Below is a listing of current accredited AFC programs at the University of Toronto.
Adult Cardiac Electrophysiology
AFC Director: Dr. Krishnakumar Nair
Adult Interventional Cardiology
AFC Director: Dr. Sam Radhakrishnan
AFC Director: Dr. Scott Boerner
AFC Director: Dr. Wendy Lau