The National Assessment Collaboration (NAC), a group of national and provincial organizations with a stake in the assessment of international medical graduates (IMGs), has created a pan-Canadian practice ready assessment (PRA) program that is consistent and comparable across provinces and territories. Need more info? Watch our video to discover what NAC PRA is all about:
To support this ongoing work and ensure sustainability of the program, the NAC will begin charging a candidate fee of $1,750 as of January 1, 2018. The fee will be incurred whenever a candidate enters the PRA clinical over-time assessment period. The NAC will not charge the fee if:
- Candidates fail the initial screening or selection assessments
- Limited capacity prevents the candidate from being allotted a “spot” in the clinical over-time assessment
The fee was set taking into account projected candidate volumes and the corresponding economies of scale. The program has been developed to be economically sustainable and will continue to evolve to meet jurisdictional needs on an ongoing basis.
For more information regarding the NAC PRA program, please visit the following page: mcc.ca/about/collaborations-and-special-projects/practice-ready-assessment/
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