Annual Report 2017 - Page 6

Registration Pathways Proven and Effective Since the early 2000s, the College has committed to reducing barriers to registration for qualified individuals by facilitating the development of registration policies and pathways that are fair and objective. Because we are committed to having a sound registration framework that meets the College’s mandate to ensure patient safety, the College undertook an evaluation of the effectiveness of these pathways. And in 2017, the results of the multi-year evaluation came in. The results found that Ontario physicians registered through these alternative route pathways perform similarly to those physicians who came into practise through traditional routes. No demonstrable risk was identified across multiple measures of performance. The evaluation of CPSO’s registration policy and pathway framework represents a rigorous approach to understanding regulatory outcomes. It is likely the only study of this breadth in Canada, and potentially internationally. The study and its findings serve to move the College toward its goals of accountability, transparency and evidence- informed regulation. CPSO ANNUAL REPORT 2017 // page 6