All cancellations requests must be made in writing to the SOGC and sent by email to [email protected].
ALARM was developed by obstetricians/gynaecologists, family physicians, midwives and nurses, who jointly continue to maintain and teach the course. Backed by the SOGC, the ALARM course arose out of our work to improve the care provided to women, babies, and families during pregnancy, labour, and postpartum.
We have also developed "ALARM Virtual", an independent online study program that is available for registration. For more information or to register for ALARM virtual, please click here.
If you would like to hold an ALARM course in your community, please contact us at [email protected]. Please note that a minimum of 12 participants is required.
Should you have any questions about your registration, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected].
There are no instructor courses at the moment.
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Download and complete the Application for Accreditation.
Physician Organization Review Fees
MOC Section 1 and Section 3 (No private sector support)
$500 + applicable taxes
MOC Section 1 and Section 3 (Less than $10,000 of private sector support)
$750 + applicable taxes
MOC Section 1 and Section 3 (More than $10,000 of private sector support)
$1250 + applicable taxes
Repeat Review Fees (for accredited events that repeat throughout the year)
$250 + applicable taxes
Additional fees for expedited accreditation of events between 2 and 8 weeks prior to the intended advertising date
Physician Organization Fast Tracking Accreditation Review Fee
Applications are not accepted within 2 weeks of the event dates.
Fees are non-refundable.
For more information, please contact [email protected], or call 613-730-4192 or 1-800-561-2416, extension 238.
*This page is under construction*
Obtain CPD credits while working toward your certificate of participation!
The SOGC Safe Obstetrical Care Program is a new and innovative way to help our SOGC members enhance the safety of obstetrical care in Canada through education. In collaboration with the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA), we have curated a selection of evidence-based educational resources to specifically address safe obstetrical care.
Participants have access to a selection of virtual and face to face educational activities, including eLearning activities, workshops, webinars, podcasts, forums, and CME meetings.
The program will be based on a points system. A total of 75 points must be obtained over a 3 year period in order to receive the certificate. Each educational activity included in the program is assigned a specific number of points that can be accrued to meet the program requirements.
The program offers both mandatory and elective components. The mandatory components ensure all participants cover the same fundamentals of safe obstetrical care. They include either ALARM or MORE OB and selected CMPA eLearning activities. The elective components are varied, and allow participants to tailor their learning to their particular needs.
To ensure your points are being accrued, you will need to track your progress and submit your certificate of completion/screenshot of each completed educational activity to [email protected] to receive your points.
Participants who successfully obtain 75 points within a 3 year period will receive a Certificate of Participation.
All you need to do is submit your certificate of completion of any of the educational offerings from the list below to [email protected] We will add your points to your profile so that you can see how close you are to completion of the entire program. Once you have obtained your 75 points within 3 years, please email [email protected] and your certificate of completion will be issued.
*microlearnings and podcasts do not issue a certificate of completion – please screenshot the final screen.
The Resident Committee acts as the national voice for residents within the SOGC. The objective of the Resident Committee is:
The Resident Committee is made up of two representatives (one junior and one senior) from each of the 16 medical schools across Canada, as well as one fellow representative, two medical student representatives, and one board representative. The committee is represented on the board of directors and the Academic Council through resident representative positions.
The Resident Committee takes on a variety of projects each year through the work of its four subcommittees: Meetings & Conferences, Advocacy & Wellness, Postgraduate, and Undergraduate. The committee meets quarterly via teleconference.
Meet the 2022-2023 Resident Committee
Presentations should be interactive, include pictures if possible, and pose questions to panelists throughout.
Resources developed by the SOGC Resident Committee – coming soon!
Provincial and National Associations for Residents
The SOGC extends a special invitation to all medical students who have an interest in Ob/Gyn to attend this year’s in-person Medical Student Program. The program is designed to benefit students by exposing them to hands-on workshops and seminars that enhance their awareness and understanding of the profession of obstetrics and gynaecology.
In addition to hands-on workshops, students are able to hear from Ob/Gyn residents from across the country to learn more about residency programs and from a panel of individuals at various stages of their career. Students have the opportunity to present a poster and the program includes a social event to add some team-building fun!
The 2023 Medical Student Program will take place in Ottawa, Ontario.
In January 2022, the SOGC hosted a Medical Student Program designed to provide medical students the opportunity to enhance their awareness and understanding of the profession of Obstetrics and Gynaecology through speakers, exercises, and initiatives. The winter 2022 all-virtual medical student program focused on providing advice to students on how to prepare for their CaRMS interviews, tips on how to boost their CV, in addition to hearing past experiences from new and experienced obstetricians/gynaecologists.
This student-led journal club is an opportunity for medical students across the country to meet every two months to review impactful papers and research in obstetrics and gynaecology.
Through attending these journal clubs, students will learn about literature in the field and collaborate with like-minded students. They will also develop critical appraisal skills and a wider knowledge of various methodologies and research supporting clinical decision making.
These sessions will be hosted once every two months through Zoom. The format of the program will consist of two 25-minute sessions including a presentation of the selected article followed by a discussion of related topics. Where applicable, a physician in the field will be invited to participate in the discussion.
The article to be presented and discussed will be sent via email one week prior to the journal club for that month. The upcoming journal club dates are:
To be added to the journal club mailing list, please complete the following survey: https://www.research.net/r/M39J7G6
If you are interested in presenting at a journal club, please email [email protected] .
Please note that the journal club is offered in English only.
Each year, the SOGC Resident Committee hosts a week-long series of teleconferences that are open to all Canadian medical students. The calls are organized by region, with resident representatives from each ob/gyn program in Canada attending the calls. Residents will provide information about their respective programs, and be available to answer questions from callers.
View this year's series here
Updated each year by the SOGC Junior Member Committee, the FAQ sheets answer your questions concerning every residency program in the country.
Dalhousie University (Halifax) - @dalobgyn
Laval University (Quebec) - @residentsobgynulaval
McGill University (Montreal) - @mcgillobgyn
McMaster University (Hamilton) - @macobgynresidency
Memorial University (St. John's) - @mun.obgyn
Queen's University (Kingston) - @queensobgyn
Sherbrooke University (Sherbrooke)
University of Alberta (Edmonton) - @ualbertaobgyn
University of British Columbia (Vancouver) - @ubcobgyn
University of Calgary (Calgary) - @uofcobgyn
University of Manitoba (Winnipeg) - @uofm.obgyn
University of Montreal (Montreal)
University of Ottawa (Ottawa) - @ottawaobgynresidents
University of Saskatchewan (Regina) - @uofsobgyn.regina
University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon) - @uofsobgyn.saskatoon
University of Toronto (Toronto) - @uoftobgyn
University of Western Ontario (London) - @westernobgyn
Resident Champion List
These residents are willing to be contacted by medical students interested in a career in ob/gyn to assist in answering specific questions about their program, site, CaRMS and/or elective opportunities. This is an opportunity for students to have assistance throughout the very difficult process of obtaining appropriate opportunities, applications, and ensuring the right fit as a future resident within each ob/gyn program.