Practice Ready Assessment - British Columbia (PRA-BC)
Practice Ready Assessment - British Columbia (PRA-BC) Overview
The Practice Ready Assessment (PRA-BC) program provides qualified international medical graduates (IMGs) with a pathway to licensure in BC through a comprehensive orientation and assessment process.
We support the program through coordinating and delivering comprehensive programs for two groups: Candidates and Assessors.
At UBC CPD, we coordinate at deliver a multi-day Centralized Orientation for new-to-BC family physicians already enrolled in the Practice Ready Assessment BC (PRA-BC) Program.
The Centralized Orientation is focused on providing a comprehensive overview of the Canadian medical system and culture. We prepare PRA-BC candidates for the 12-week Clinical Field Assessment (CFA) component of the program.
We coordinate and deliver a two-day Assessor Training Workshop to orient and support physicians who serve as assessors of PRA-BC candidates in the 12-week Clinical Field Assessment (CFA).
During these two days, we provide information, resources and support necessary to make the CFA period less stressful and more rewarding.
The PRA-BC 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 UBC in partnership with BC’s health authorities and Health Match BC.