PRA-BC evaluates candidates through a two-step evaluation process consisting of a Centralized Assessment and a 12-week Clinical Field Assessment (CFA).
The Centralized Assessment is PRA-BC's first evaluation component. It is designed to assess a candidate's overall clinical knowledge and is composed of two examinations:
1. *An objective structured clinical (OSCE) examination
2. *The Medical Council of Canada Therapeutics Decision Making (TDM) examination
Only those candidates who successfully complete the Centralized Assessment will be eligible to move forward to the second evaluation component, a 12-week CFA.
*Effective Spring 2019, PRA-BC will not be conducting Phase 1 Orientation and Centralized Assessment examinations. A NAC OSCE pass score of 75 or greater OR a pass score on the MCCQE Part 2, AND a pass standing on the MCC TDM will become mandatory pre-screening requirements.
For detailed information click here to review changes to PRA-BC's pre-screening requirements.
Clinical Field Assessment (CFA)
The Clinical Field Assessment (CFA) is PRA-BC's second evaluation component. It is designed to evaluate a candidate's readiness for independent practice and subsequent career as a family physician in British Columbia. Candidates will spend 12 weeks in a specified community, under the direct supervision of a trained physician assessor, where their clinical skills will be observed and assessed.
Note: Candidates will undergo their CFA in a community that differs from the community where they will fulfill their three-year return of service.
Only those candidates who successfully complete the Centralized Assessment will be eligible to move forward to a 12-week CFA.
PRA-BC, in collaboration with the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine's Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD), delivers a comprehensive orientation and exam preparation program for PRA-BC candidates. Click here for details.