The University of Ottawa medical program was fully accredited in 2018; the next full accreditation review will take place during the 2026-2027 academic year.
As part of the accreditation process, the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) requires institutions to commit to a culture of continuous quality improvement, to monitor compliance with CACMS standards on an ongoing basis, and to perform a formal self-evaluation of their medical education program and the academic environment in which students learn. Every eight years, CACMS sends a survey team to complete an onsite visit of each medical program. The role of the survey team is to evaluate the program’s compliance with standards and elements, using information presented in the school’s documentation and during interviews. The review is substantive and requires the involvement of our medical school’s faculty, staff, and students.