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• By developing, quick, at-a-glance education materials which can be accessed online. This important project is an example of how we are fostering a culture of data-driven and evidence-informed decision making at the College, said Mr. Hillier. Pathways Project Ensuring that our registration pathways and policies are meeting their intended purpose In the fall of 2013, the Pathways Project was launched. This initiative, which extends to 2016, is an evaluation of College registration policies and pathways. Specifically, we have set out to determine what, if any, differences exist in the performance of physicians who achieve Ontario registration after receiving non-Canadian training and those who achieve Ontario registration after receiving Canadian training. The objectives of the project are to:  nsure that alternative pathways and policies are meeting E their intended purpose; Gain insight into the ways in which alternative routes to registration process changes may be useful; and Better understand the educational needs of different physician subgroups to enable the development of appropriate quality improvement activities. Physicians registered through alternative pathways and policies are matched to physicians who have been registered through traditional routes to registration. Matching is based on gender, medical specialty, practice experience and practice location. Approximately 2,000 physicians are included in the evaluation. In order to investigate potential performance differences in practice, the following data sources are included in the analysis, resulting in a comprehensive picture of practice: On The Horizon We will work with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) to analyze quality of care indicators for Alternative Registration Pathway Physicians and Traditional Registration Pathway Physicians 12  eer assessment results based on patient record review and physiP cian interview Multisource feedback about communication technique and ability to collaborate and act as a manager Complaints and investigations data Quality indicators in practice (in collaboration with Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences) COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS OF ONTARIO