Annual Report 2017 - Page 9

Total Issuance In 2017, we issued 5,011 certificates of registration, surpassing the previous year’s record total by 85. 2016 2017 4,926 5,011 1.7% Practice Certificates 2016 2017 1,977 2,076 5% Highest number in our history! Postgraduate Education Certificates 2016 2017 2,949 2,935 <1% Practice certificates include all classes of registration, except the postgraduate education class. Of the 2,076 practice certificates issued, 81% (1,671) were independent practice certificates. This is the class of certificate normally obtained after physicians complete postgraduate training and is held throughout their professional career. Dr. Brendan Lew, McMaster Medical School CPSO ANNUAL REPORT 2017 // page 9