Table 1

Description of Surveyed Program Types

Program Type

Level

Description


Allied Health

UG

University midwifery baccalaureate programs, social work baccalaureate and physical and occupational therapy baccalaureate programs. For colleges this includes social service worker programs, child and youth worker programs, aboriginal social service programs, police service worker programs.

Allied Health

PG

Masters/PhD programs for social work, psychology, physical and occupational therapy

Dentistry

UG

Doctor of dental surgery (DDS) degree and college-based dental hygiene programs.

Dentistry

PG

Specialty/residency areas for dentistry such as oral and maxillofacial surgery, prosthodontics, public health, and forensic dentistry.

Medicine

UG

All medical doctor (MD) degree programs.

Medicine

PG

Specialty/residency areas for medicine including: family medicine, psychiatry, pediatrics, emergency medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, internal medicine and community health. MD/PhD programs for these medical specialties were also included.

Nursing

UG

For the general classification of Registered Nurse (RN), this includes baccalaureate programs, combined/collaborative college/university baccalaureate programs, and post-RN to baccalaureate programs. For training of Registered Practical Nurses, college programs for practical nursing were included.

Nursing

PG

For extended classification (Nurse Practitioner), this includes all primary and acute Nurse Practitioner programs, Masters and PhD programs in nursing and health sciences and all continuing education and certification offered at colleges or universities.


UG = undergraduate; PG = postgraduate

Wathen et al. BMC Medical Education 2009 9:34   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-9-34

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