We are delighted to announce that the Section of Cardiology’s application for AFC (Area of Focused Competency) for accreditation for the Interventional Cardiology fellowship has been successful and has been approved and accredited by the RCPSC. This will help the Section of Cardiology attract strong future candidates and validates the strength of the training program.
Clinical Fellowships allow trainees to obtain further skills and knowledge in various subspecialties. Traditionally there has been no accreditation for this training. In recent years, the Royal College started the AFC (area of focused competency) diploma program to allow training programs in recognized disciplines to become accredited and allow trainees to obtain Royal College diplomas.
We would also like to emphasize that this is the first accredited and approved AFC program in the PGME department at the Max Rady College of Medicine at the University of Manitoba!
Congratulations are extended to Dr. Basem Elbarouni, Program Director for Interventional Cardiology, who was the lead for the AFC submission.