We are proud to play a central role in orienting and preparing International Medical Graduates (IMGs) for success in diverse BC practice settings.

Our team supports IMGs and IMG Assessors/Supervisors through two extensive programs.

1. Practice Ready Assessment British Columbia (PRA-BC)

This program provides qualified IMGs with an alternative pathway to licensure in BC through assessment of readiness to enter supervised practice.

We coordinate and deliver a nine-day Centralized Orientation for IMG Candidates and a two-day training workshop for the Assessors.

2. British Columbia Physician Integration Program (BC-PIP)

In collaboration with the Joint Collaborative Committees, we are supporting the transition of practice-eligible IMGs from provisional licensure to full licensure to practice medicine in BC.

As part of this program, we offer a one-day conference, online modules, and other supports at no cost.


Contact Us UBC CPD IMG Team

BC-PIP: bc.pip@ubc.ca

PRA-BC: info@prabc.ca

  • Steven Yau, MD, CCFP, Medical Director
  • Deborah Watt, Project Manager
  • Steph Din, BA, Senior Research Assistant



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