The 25th Annual Canadian Exam Preparation and Review Course for Clinical and Radiation Oncology


This 6-day annual refresher course is designed to assist Radiation Oncology Residents in preparing for their final FRCPC Examinations.

The Division of Radiation Oncology at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary is proud to announce we are hosting The 25th Annual Canadian Exam Preparation and Review Course for Clinical and Radiation Oncology this year in Calgary, Alberta.

Course Details

This course is designed to help PGY4 and PGY5 Radiation Oncology Residents in preparing for their final FRCPC examinations. The goal of the course is to assist each candidate in projecting a competent and focused attitude when tested during the formal FRCPC examination process. This course is expected to be especially helpful to out of town residents who will be tested by unfamiliar radiation oncologists, including past examiners at the Royal College examination.

This course is targeted to Radiation Oncology Residents, Fellows and Radiation Oncologists preparing for the Royal College Exam. This would will also be of benefit to practicing Radiation Oncologists seeking a refresher course.

Highlights of the course include intensive, interactive case-based teaching sessions on topics of Oncology; Simulation of the FRCPC Examinations both in written and oral formats; Confidential, individual coaching and feedback following the stimulated examinations that will focus on each candidates performance, emphasizing their strengths and weaknesses

Presentations will be uploaded to a sharable Dropbox link sent directly to your registered email address.

Course Director Dr. Jeffrey Cao, MD, MBA, FRCPC

Link to Course Schedule

Link to Speakers and Biographies

Location Details

We will be in the Blue Room at the Hotel Alma on the University of Calgary campus located at 169 University Gate NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4.

The Blue Room is located in the Dining Centre. You can use this interactive map https://ucmapspro.ucalgary.ca/RoomFinder/ to search Room 105 in the Dining Centre (red outline below.) Otherwise, the Front Desk Reception at Hotel Alma can direct you as well.

For guests staying at the Hotel Alma, rates include the following complimentary amenities: Complimentary Breakfast, Local phone calls, Long-distance phone calls within Canada and Continental USA (except Hawaii and Alaska), Wired or wireless internet (Wi-Fi), Access to the University of Calgary Fitness Facilities, including Olympic size pool.

Special rate is valid for the nights of November 23rd to December 1st, 2019, excluding November 24th due to the Grey Cup event. Please make reservations prior to October 24th, 2019 to take advantage of the special conference rate. After October 24th, 2019 4:30pm all reservations will be booked at a prevailing rate of the day and based on availability at the time of request. Please refer to the group name when reserving your rooms on the phone or via email: Canadian Exam Prep & Review – Radiation Oncology PH: 403-220-2588 Toll Free: 1-877-498-3203 Fax: 403-284-4184 E:stay@hotelalma.ca A major credit card must be provided by each guest to guarantee the reservation. This credit card will only be used for one night’s room and tax should the guest cancel less than 48 hours prior to arrival or fail to arrive for the reservation. Each guest will be responsible for own room and incidental charges. As such, a credit card imprint will be required of all guests at time of check in for any incidental charges. You need to click on Hotel Alma option to see the room types available and rates. If you have any questions, please contact: Michelle Chia, Sales Assistant, Hotel Alma & Seasonal Residence, T +1.403.338.3230 F 403.284.4184 E:mchia@ucalgary.ca

Link to Hotel Alma Parking

Hotel guests park for free in the Arts Parkade. Otherwise, the daily rate is $10 with in and out privileges. Attached is the parking map for review. For your reference, The Blue Room is located in The Dining Centre labelled “DC”, and Hotel Alma is labelled “IH”.

Link to WiFi

Exam Details

Written Exam: Basic Sciences and Clinical Written Exams will be administered to all registrants on the morning of Monday, November 25, 2019. Exams will be available in French.

Oral Exams: Three groupings have been created for Saturday, November 30, 2019. Dr. Natalie Logie, Director of Examinations, will send emails to those registered individually. We have invited 4 French examiners from out-of-town to assist in delivery upon request. 

Link to Oral Exam Location and Parking

Social Events (Please RSVP by November 21, 2019)

Resident Social at GRETA YYC Tuesday, November 26, 2019 6:15pm Come join your resident colleagues and mingle with staff Radiation Oncologists at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. We have booked out a section at GRETA YYC We’ll supply food, a game card to take advantage of half price games, and a drink ticket. Coat check is $1 but hopefully it will not snow.

Women Who Curie at Q Haute Wednesday, November 27 6:15pm Special private dinner event for #RadOncWomen #WomenWhoCurie with Dr. Lisa Barbera (Head of Radiation Oncology, Tom Baker Cancer Centre), Dr. Corinne Doll (CARO President), Dr. Natalie Logie (#ROPrep2019 Director of Examinations), and Dr. Tien Phan (Associate Medical Lead, New Calgary Cancer Centre) at Q Haute Cuisine. Arrival & Canapés 6:15pm and Dinner 6:30pm.