For Supervisors of Provisionally Licensed International Medical Graduates

What are my requirements as an IMG supervisor? 

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC (CPSBC) expects supervisors to provide regular reports on their IMG's practice after three months, at the annual renewal of their registration, and upon request.

More information about the requirements of supervisors is available on the CPSBC website and in the resources below:


How do I prepare a report for CPSBC?


The Mini-Clinical Evaluation Exercise (Mini-CEX) is a 15-20 minute observation of a clinical interaction between a physician and a patient. It is adaptable to most clinical situations, easy to follow and learn, well standardized, and accepted internationally.

The Mini-CEX meets the CPSBC reporting requirements and assesses:

  • Medical interviewing skills
  • Physical examination skills
  • Professionalism/Humanistic qualities
  • Counselling skills
  • Clinical judgment
  • Organization/Efficiency

Resource: Mini-CEX Assessment Form


Where can I learn more about being an IMG supervisor?

The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) has developed 6 free modules covering topics relevant to teachers of IMGs:

  1. Educating for Cultural Awareness
  2. Orienting Teachers and International Medical Graduates
  3. Assessing Learner Needs and Designing Individually Tailored Teaching Programs
  4. Delivering Effective Feedback
  5. Promoting Patient-Centred Care and Effective Communication with Patients
  6. Untangling the Web of Clinic Skills Assessment
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