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

The 2017 edition of the Adult Cardiology TRP (AC TRP) took place in Toronto from April 21st to 23rd. We want to thank the members of faculty for making this year’s program a great success and thank you to all trainees who participated.

"Thank you for organizing this excellent program! It has been very useful to prepare for the exam.

The questions and review material provided are invaluable"  ~Trainee participant





The 2018 AC TRP is scheduled for April 13th to 15th in Toronto.   Registration will open in January 2018.


CS TRP 2017

Date: Friday February 16 to Saturday February 17, 2018
Location: Delta Montreal, Montreal, QC
Accomodation: Trainees can benefit from a discount room rate at the Delta, 10 rooms available, reserve it
Eligibility Requirements: PGY 5 & 6 Trainees
Registration is open, click here to apply.


Dr. Jessica Forcillo, chair
Dr. Mitesh Badiwala
Dr. Vincent Chan
Dr. Anson Cheung
Dr. Pierre-Olivier Dionne
Dr. Daniel Lodge
Dr. François-Pierre Mongeon
Dr. Maral Ouzounian
Dr. Maude Pagé
Dr. Mackenzie Quantz
Dr. Luis Quinonez
Dr. Christian Rosu

Again this year, the Pediatric Cardiology (PC TRP) was a resounding success. The PC TRP took place at SickKids in Toronto from May 5th to 7th. Thank you to the faculty members for contributing to the success of this year’s program and thank you to the trainees who participated.

"Great weekend! Very helpful! Thank you so much!" ~ Trainee participant



PC TRP May2017


 The 2018 PC TRP is scheduled for April 27th to 29th in Toronto. Registration will open in February 2018.


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