The 10h Canadian Comprehensive Review Course in PM&R will be held March 3-10, 2018, Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, 10230 111 Ave, Edmonton AB T5G 0B7. The Canadian Comprehensive Review Course (CCRC) is organized biennially for PM&R residents. 

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The Canadian Comprehensive Review Course in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation was created in 2000 as a joint collaborative between the University of Alberta and the University of Toronto, with the goal of providing a forum for a complete overview and review of the diverse clinical content within this specialty. This course brings together the basics of musculoskeletal and neuroanatomy with the core clinical presentations and evidence-based management of conditions seen by specialists in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, utilizing national experts to deliver high quality content for all participants. This course remains a non-profit event, and the organizers strive for continued improvements in the quality and relevance of course content and delivery, based on participant feedback. This course is intended to provide up-to-date and relevant information for graduating Canadian PM&R residents, and provide the opportunity to consolidate learning and assist in preparing these senior resident physicians for transition to real-world practice. The Review Course is also an opportunity for residents from across Canada to meet each other, form lasting friendships, and add to our national community of practice.

Organization of the Review Course

New to the 10th review course in 2018, we will be moving both the written and OSCE practice examinations to the beginning of the course, rather than holding them at the end of the course. Residents will complete the written examinations at their home sites prior to attending the course, under supervision of their home faculty. The OSCE examination will then occur on the first day of the course in Edmonton. All results from both the written and OSCE examinations will be made available to all participants in the afternoon of the first day, thus allowing the practice examinations to be used as a self-assessment tool for the participants, in order to identify areas of deficiency or difficulty in terms of content area knowledge, skills, or attitudes. Following the OSCE, a facilitated small group review will be held, to allow each participant to review their scores, reflect on the exam, and then create an individualized learning plan for the remainder of the review course week. We hope that this strategy of identifying individualized areas of need will enrich the value of the review course for each participant.

Course Objectives

By the end of this review course, participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate individual areas of limitations in knowledge, skills, or attitudes pertaining to the practice of physiatry, and thus identify areas requiring focus for future studying and ongoing learning;
  • Summarize the fundamental concepts of the different core clinical areas within the specialty of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation;
  • Correlate musculoskeletal and neurological anatomy to the clinical presentations common to PM&R;
  • Perform the essential physical examination skills required of the general PM&R practitioner.

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Section 1 Accreditation

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by the Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ Designation

Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at

For further information on the 10th Canadian Comprehensive Review Course, please contact: Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 4 Cataraqui Street, Suite 310, Kingston, ON, K7K 1Z7 Telephone: (613) 507-0480 Fax: (866) 531-0626 Course Coordinator: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.