The National Assessment Collaboration (NAC) Examination is offered across Canada for international medical graduates who want to apply to a Canadian residency program. The exam consists of a series of stations based on presentations of clinical scenarios. Each station includes a brief written statement that introduces a clinical problem and directs candidates to appropriately examine a standardized participant (SP). In all stations, a physician examiner (PE) is present to observe and assess the SP-candidate encounter.
Beyond providing a valuable service to medical education and assessment in Canada, PEs will:
Physicians who would like to become a PE must be, at the time of the exam, the following: