Interview and Selection Process

PRA-BC applicants who are forwarded to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC for an initial preliminary assessment, and are determined to be eligible for an assessment class of registration and licensure, will enter the pool of PRA-BC applicants to be referred to health authorities for potential interview.

  1. Applicants will be provided with a list of return of service (ROS) communities that are offering positions to PRA-BC applicants. 
  2. Applicants will identify 5 communities where they would like to fulfill their their 3-year ROS.
  3. Applicants are referred to their identified communities for potential interview.
  4. Health authorities/clinics conduct interviews.
  5. Health authorities make final selection of applicants.

Applicants selected by a health authority/clinic for sponsorship will be confirmed as PRA-BC candidates and proceed to the Assessment phase of PRA-BC.

Please note: Interview and selection by health authorities is a competitive process. A limited number of communities are identified for each PRA-BC intake.

Health authorities emphasize the need for physicians who are able to provide ER services in rural communities.  To strengthen your chances of being interviewed and selected by a BC health authority,  PRA-BC strongly advises applicants and candidates to obtain training and certification in the following areas:

  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)