Are meals provided on site?
Yes, we provide breakfast and lunch. You will be asked for your dietary restrictions or preferences prior to the examinations. You are not permitted to leave the designated exam rooms.
Is the exam site fully accessible (AODA)?
Yes, We are dedicated to meeting the standards outlined in the province's Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
What is the application deadline?
Application Deadline is February 1.
Is there an appeal mechanism?
For those unsuccessful candidates who have concerns about fairness of the examinations, an appeal process has been put in place. To activate the review process, the candidate must make the request in writing and explicitly state the reasons for concerns.
What specialty certification must I have to write the exam?
Candidates must have an FRCPC or equivalent certificate from the USA (or be senior residents in the 4th or 5th year of an approved training program leading to certification) in:
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation or Neurology (adult or pediatric)
Candidates from overseas may be excused the certification requirement above if they are currently eligible to practice as a specialist in Canada in PM&R or Neurology, or if they are current fellows in a neuromuscular fellowship program in Canada.
What are the training requirements?
Minimum 6 months training, at least 3 of which must be continuous and full time, within the last 5 years. Alternatively 3 x 2 month full time training periods is also acceptable.
Minimum of 400 EMG examinations covering a full range of neuromuscular diseases performed during training
Supervision by a current member of the CSCN or the ABEM
If training took place more than 5 years ago, a minimum of 200 examinations per year must have been performed since training