Pregnancy late in residency and final exams

Maternity or paternity leave involves extending the residency program by a period of time equivalent to the duration of the leave. If you are able to plan the dates of your parental leave, we suggest you also bear in mind the specific rules of the Collège des médecins du Québec and the Canadian colleges concerning the exam dates for certification in specialties and family medicine.

In family medicine, you are eligible to take the exam in the last six months of your training.

In other specialties, medical residents whose residency is to end no later than February 28 may sit the certification exams the previous fall. Those completing their residency no later than December 31 can take the certification exams in the spring of the same academic year.