The Practice Ready Assessment (PRA-BC) program provides qualified internationally-educated family physicians (IMGs) with a alternative pathway to licensure in BC through assessment of readiness to enter supervised practice. More about eligibility and application: www.prabc.ca. Eligibility is determined by PRA-BC and not by UBC CPD. Questions can be directed to email@example.com.
UBC CPD role within PRA-BC
- Orientation program for IMGs: phase 1 & 2. UBC CPD coordinates and delivers a comprehensive orientation program designed to aid IMGs in transitioning to life and practice in rural BC. The PRA-BC program is comprised of two (2) phases: a two-part "point-in-time" assessment and the clinical field assessment (CFA) period. UBC CPD provides orientation for both of these. View all compontents: prabc.ca/pra-bc-overview (UBC CPD provides Orientations in steps 5. and 6.)
- Training program for IMG Assesors: UBC CPD is pleased to be the provider of a training and development program for the BC-licensed family physicians who will evaluate IMG candidates during their three-month clinical field assessment period.
The PRA-BC pilot program is a collaborative venture between the College of Physicians & Surgeons of British Columbia, Doctors of BC – Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues, the Government of British Columbia, and the University of British Columbia in partnership with British Columbia’s health authorities and Health Match BC.