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Become a PRA assessor 

Make a difference in the Canadian medical landscape by supervising and working with IMG candidates on their pathway to licensure in Canada.
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Enabling an alternative route to licensure for IMGs

Practice-ready assessment (PRA) programs are looking for experienced family physicians to become assessors of participating international medical graduates (IMGs). As an assessor, you will supervise and work with candidates in a family practice setting to determine their readiness and qualification for independent practice in the province of assessment. Assessors generally work in a team of two or three assessors to adequately evaluate the candidate’s performance.

Why become an assessor?

  • Give back to your profession
  • Support medical care in underserved rural areas
  • Apply for continuing professional development credits from the College of Family Physicians of Canada
  • Be compensated for your time
  • Receive a face-to-face training workshop and additional online learning modules

Requirements and how to apply

Requirements vary across provincial programs and there are different qualifications depending on whether you wish to be designated as a primary or secondary assessor.

More information about each PRA program can be found on their website, including instructions on how to apply to become an assessor.

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