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 TRPs

  • Adult Cardiology TRP (AC TRP)
  • Cardiac Surgery TRP
  • Pediatric Cardiology (PC TRP)
  • Support the TRP and CCSA



Friday April 12 to Sunday April 14, 2019


Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre, Toronto, Ontario


Trainees can benefit from a discount room rate at the Marriott

Eligibility Requirements:

PGY 6 Trainees

Registration is open, click here to register.


Dr. Michael Froeschl, Co-chair

Dr. Sarah Ramer, Co-chair

Dr. Annabelle Chen-Tournoux

Dr. Nisha D'Mello

Dr. Nadine Gauthier

Dr. Christopher Glover

Dr. Samir Hazra

Dr. Malek Kass

Dr. Evan Lockwood

Dr. Hung Ly

Dr. Ciorsti MacIntyre

Dr. Joëlle Morin

Dr. Gillian Nesbitt

Dr. Matthew Sibbald

Dr. Mathieu Walker

Dr. Kibar Yared

Dr. Eric Yu




The 2019 Cardiac Surgery TRP (CS TRP) chaired by Dr. Jessica Forcillo was held on February 8-9 in Montreal at the Delta Hotel by Marriott. It was a huge success and we want to thank the outstanding faculty and all the trainees who participated!

This was an excellently organized and run TRP.  I really appreciate all the effort you put into it.  I'm sure it'll make a huge difference for the exam. “- 2019 CS TRP Participant

Registration for the 2020 CS TRP will open in December 2019.
Date: Friday April 26 to Sunday April 28, 2019
Location: The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON
Accommodation: Trainees can benefit from a discounted rate at the Double Tree by Hilton
Eligibility: PGY 4, 5 & 6 trainees
Registration: Now open, click here!

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

The 2019 PC TRP will be held in Toronto on April 26 to 28, 2019.
Registration for the 2019 PC TRP will open in February 2019.

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 1100
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5V9
Tel : (877/613) 569-3407 ext. 402
Fax : 613-569-6574