PRA-BC PRE-SCREENING REQUIREMENTS

Pre-screening criteria are set out by PRA-BC and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC (CPSBC).

Eligibility Requirements: [Download the requirements]

  1. Successful completion of a medical degree issued by a school listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools (WDOMS: https://www.wdoms.org/).

  2. Two years of postgraduate training in an international jurisdiction leading to registration or recognition as a general/family physician in that jurisdiction.

  3. Demonstration of completion of 7 core rotations:

    • A minimum of 4 weeks of postgraduate training in each of: internal/general medicine, general surgery, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry, & emergency medicine;

    • A minimum of 8 weeks of postgraduate training in family medicine.

  4. Evidence of having completed a minimum of 2 years of discipline-specific time in independent practice as a general or family practitioner in that or another jurisdiction.

  5. Academic credentials verification of medical degree, passport, medical licenses/registration and postgraduate training letters that confirm completion of the 7 core rotations through physiciansapply.ca.

  6. Currency in practice – section 2-8 of the College of Physicians & Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC) bylaws – must show evidence of minimum of 24 weeks (960 hours) of clinical practice as a General/Family Practitioner in the immediately preceding 3 years.

  7. CV. All activities, professional or otherwise, must be fully explained.

  8. English language proficiency (https://www.cpsbc.ca/files/pdf/REG-ELP.pdf).

  9. Successful pass score on the MCCQE Part 1.

  10. Successful pass score on the MCCQE Part 2 OR a minimum pass score of 75% on the NAC OSCE. Please note that PRA-BC will only accept NAC OSCE pass results (75% and above) from 2014 and beyond.