Postgraduate Data Elements

The following describes in brief how OPHRDC creates, and renews annually, the major data elements used to prepare Postgraduate Medical Trainees in Ontario reports.

UNIVERSITY

All information in PMTIO reports are categorised under the University providing training. The six Ontario medical schools are:

  • McMaster University, Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine
  • Northern Ontario School of Medicine
  • University of Ottawa, Ottawa Faculty of Medicine
  • Queen’s University, School of Medicine
  • University of Toronto, Temerty Faculty of Medicine
  • Western University, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry

TRAINING PROGRAM

The programs listed in PMTIO are those accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

Additional detail is provided for Pediatric sub-specialty and Special Programs of training.

TRAINING LEVEL

Postgraduate Year (PGY) terminology is used in all PMTIO reports. Based on an agreement between the Professional Association of Residents of Ontario (then PAIRO) and the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (the OCOTH), all PGY-1 trainees from 1993 were assigned to their level of training in 1994 and onward. PGY terminology replaces resident.

CLINICAL EDUCATION BUDGET (CEB) – Not CEB

Trainees counted under CEB are funded by the Ministry of Health’s Clinical Education Budget. All other trainees are counted as Not CEB Funded.

TRAINEE AGE

Age is calculated in the following way:

  • Year in which November 1 falls for the given report – DOB year = age

POOL

On July 1, 1993, the Council of Ontario Universities introduced the Pools Classification Framework for postgraduate medical trainees. More detail on Pools can be found on The Pools Classification Framework.

LEGAL STATUS

Trainee legal status is grouped into three categories:

  • Canadian Citizen (CDN)
  • Landed Immigrant/Permanent Resident (PR)
  • Employment VISA (VISA)

LOCATION OF MEDICAL DEGREE

There are three classifications for where trainees acquired their medical degree:

  • Ontario (ONT)
  • Other Canada (OTHCAN)
  • All non-Canadian (OTHER)