PRA-BC candidates are required to attend a Centralized Orientation held in Vancouver. The Centralized Orientation is designed to prepare candidates for their 12-week Clinical Field Assessment (CFA) and will be scheduled immediately prior to their scheduled CFA.

The CFA is designed to evaluate a candidate's readiness for independent medical practice as a most responsible physician (MRP) and subsequent career as a family physician in British Columbia. Candidates will spend 12 weeks in a specified community, under the direct supervision of trained physician assessors, where their clinical skills will be observed and assessed.

Please note that candidates will undergo their CFA in a community that differs from the community where they will fulfill their three-year return of service (ROS).