Resident Symposium


Safe medical care — It’s your move!

This full-day, interactive, face-to-face educational event is for residents in the early years of their training (PGY1 and PGY2), and focuses on patient safety and medical-legal risk reduction. The standardized curriculum is based on CMPA medical-legal risk data and the CanMEDS 2015 and CanMEDS-FM competencies. The workshop content was co-created with volunteers from Resident Doctors of Canada (RDoC). CMPA physician advisors and legal counsel, who have specialized content expertise, will facilitate all plenaries and workshops.

Watch the video to see how the CMPA is rethinking safe medical care and responding to the needs of Canadian postgraduate trainees.


Value for residents

  • Gain practical tips to provide safe medical care
  • Identify ways to reduce medical-legal risk
  • Learn how the CMPA supports its members, including residents

Value for faculty

  • Help residents achieve patient safety-related CanMEDS competencies
  • Access tools and resources that support faculty in teaching medical-legal topics
  • Learn more about the Faculty development workshops

Additional resources

Access a list of additional resources for the topics presented at the event.


For more information, email us at [email protected].

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