Practice Ready Assessment BC (PRA-BC) Candidates

UBC CPD provides an orientation to the clinical field assessment (CFA) for new-to-BC physicians already enrolled in the Practice Ready Assessment BC (PRA-BC) Program. 

To view all components, visit: Eligibility is determined by PRA-BC and not by UBC CPD. More about eligibility and application: Questions can be directed to


Updated: January 21, 2019

UBC CPD Centralized Orientation

Multi-day program designed to prepare PRA-BC candidates for the Clinical Field Assessment (CFA) (12-weeks of direct supervision and evaluation by a trained physician assessor in a rural BC community) and subsequent career as a family physician in British Columbia. Candidates also need to complete pre-work activities (readings, self-assessment, etc.) in advance of each day of the Centralized Orientation, as assigned. These will be available electronically.

The Centralized Orientation provides a highly interactive, learner-centric review of topics including:

  • Canadian healthcare standards and practices (including medico-legal information)
  • Organizations, programs, tools and resources available at the local, provincial and national level
  • Patient-centred care and cultural awareness
  • Medical record keeping
  • Prescribing, addictions, pharmacy, maternity and newborn care, pediatric medicine, care of the elderly, palliative care, mental health, public health, emergency medicine primers and much more!

We also recommend that all candidates become familiar with the tools that will be used to assess their performance. Click here to review the forms.

PRA-BC Clinical Field Assessment

The Clinical Field Assessment is the evaluation component of the PRA-BC program. It is designed to evaluate candidates' readiness for independent practice and subsequent career as family physicians in British Columbia. Candidates will spend 12 weeks in a specified community under the direct supervision of a trained physician assessor. This is where clinical skills will be observed and assessed. More info:

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