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 separated by University providing training. The six Ontario medical schools are:

  • McMaster University
  • Northern Ontario School of Medicine
  • University of Ottawa
  • Queen’s University
  • University of Toronto
  • Western University

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.

CEB – Not CEB

Trainees counted under CEB are funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’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. For more detail on Pools see 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)