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:

  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

  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.

  9. Successful pass score on the MCCQE Part 1.

  10. Successful pass score on the MCCQE2 or a pass score on the NAC OSCE of a minimum of 75% or 416*.
    * On an interim basis, PRA-BC will accept a score of 416 on the new NAC OSCE examination.

**Please note that all PRA-BC pre-screening requirements are subject to change at any time.**