Clinician Assessment and Professional Enhancement
The CAPE assesses the knowledge, skills and attitudes of physicians, relevant to practice in Manitoba. This assessment is offered to practicing physicians to provide a profile of strengths and areas for further development.
The assessment is offered over three consecutive days and generally consists of:
- A multiple choice medical knowledge examination
- A short answer written examination of pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapeutics
- A case-based, structured oral interview
- An objective structured clinical examination (OSCE)
Candidates are generally referred by a regulatory body, but can also self-refer. The CAPE is used to identify knowledge and practice gaps for remediation or re-entry purposes, or for the development of personalized learning plans and programs.
Candidates for the CAPE include:
- Physicians who are looking to re-enter active practice after a gap of 3 or more years.
- Physicians who a changing from a specialty to family practice.
- Physicians who have had knowledge gaps or concerned identified or queried and further information about competencies is needed.
- Physicians wanting to develop their competencies and wish an assessment of strengths and gaps.
- Nurse Practitioners (OSCE only) with referral from CRNM.
The CAPE is tentatively scheduled 2 times per year in spring and fall; however, sittings of the CAPE are dependent on receiving sufficient referrals and applications. Current fees for 2018 are $5000 per candidate.
Information for candidates
Refer a physician candidate
Nurse practitioner application: contact Natalie MacLeod Schroeder, Director, Clinician Assessment Programs