The Manitoba Practice Assessment Program (MPAP) has been developed in response to a need identified by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba (CPSM).
Within the Province of Manitoba, physicians commonly enter practice on a conditional license. A conditional license allows physicians who have completed post-graduate training, but have not yet achieved their Canadian certification through the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) or Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), to enter supervised practice within a defined time frame during which they are expected to complete the appropriate certification exam.
There are a significant number of physicians, particularly International Medical Graduates (IMGs), who are in established practices and have not yet achieved final certification for a variety of reasons.
The CPSM requested that the University of Manitoba, Max Rady College of Medicine (formerly Faculty of Medicine) develop a process to assess such physicians in their practice settings to enable the College to make a decision about granting full registration to these candidates.
Extensive research has been completed regarding current practice-based assessment approaches in other jurisdictions in Canada and around the world. This research has aided in the development of a comprehensive and multi-faceted assessment approach.
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Mission and goals
To provide an assessment of physicians in their individual practices to assist with clarification of licensure status.
The assessment process will be:
- transparent; and
- tailored to the specialty and practice setting.
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Natalie MacLeod Schroeder, MSc, OT Reg (MB)
Director, Clinician Assessment Programs
Dr. Jillian Horton MD, MA, BA, FRCPC (Internal Medicine)
Assistant Director, Manitoba Practice Assessment Program
Associate Dean, Student Affairs, UGMG
Program Coordinator, Manitoba Practice Assessment Program