Interim Accreditation Review
All Canadian MD programs undertake an Interim Accreditation Review (IAR), which takes place at approximately the half-way point between full accreditation surveys. The University of Toronto's next IAR will take place no sooner than the 2024-2025 academic year.
The IAR is an important component of continuous quality improvement in medical education, and allows individual programs to:
- detect emerging problems with standards
- identify critical issues requiring more immediate action
- increase local accreditation expertise
- develop a culture of continuous quality improvement
The University of Toronto's last IAR took place during the 2016-2017 academic year, culminating in a site visit with an external reviewer in March 2017.
A confidential, formative report generated by the internal IAR Survey Team and with comments from the external reviewer identified several strengths of the program, including diversity initiatives, curricular innovation, and faculty development. The report also made recommendations with respect to a number of accreditation elements that required follow-up prior to the full survey and visit in 2019-2020.