MPAP Processes
EligibilityAssessment Process | Final Report Process

 

Eligibility for the assessment process is determined by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba (CPSM). The CPSM has the authority to deem any physician ineligible.

Eligible physicians include those who:  

  • have attempted either Part 1 and/or Part 2 of the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) examination; and/or
  • have attempted to become certified by the CFPC or the RCPSC; and
  • are currently practicing in Manitoba on the Conditional Register, and
  • have been in active practice in Manitoba for a period of 2 years (Note: A review of the self-assessment reports must determine that sufficient data exist about the physician’s practice to complete an assessment).

Assessment Process
The main steps in the assessment process include the following: 

  1. MPAP Program Director receives a candidate referral from the CPSM.
  2. MPAP Program Team reviews the candidate referral.
  3. Candidate pays first installment of the Administration Fee. ($500.00). It is at this stage of the process that the candidate is considered to be "Registered"in the MPAP.
  4. Candidate Package is forwarded to the candidate from the MPAP Office once the first installment of the Administration Fee is received.
  5. Candidate completes and forwards back to the MPAP Office all required hardcopy and online documentation, completed  Patient Survey, and pays the remainder of the Administrative Fee ($2000.00). All Physician Colleague/Interprofessional Colleague Surveys must be received by the Program.  Note: Until Step 5 is completed, a candidate is NOT considered to be "Enrolled" in the MPAP.
  6. MPAP Program Team reviews all candidate documentation.
  7. Interview between the candidate and MPAP Program Team is booked and completed.
  8. Assessors are selected.
  9. Onsite assessment is scheduled.
  10. Assessment Fee is paid by the candidate prior to the onsite assessment.
  11. Onsite assessment is completed and assessors complete assessment documentation.
  12. MPAP Program Team reviews assessment documentation and completes a final assessment report.
  13. Candidate receives by mail, or in person, a copy of the full assessment report from the MPAP Program Team along with a copy of the letter to be sent to the CPSM.
  14. Candidate has 10 days to appeal the content of the final assessment report on the basis of allegation of procedural  error only. The appeal must be made in writing (email acceptable) and forwarded to the MPAP Program Director. Note: The candidate may request a meeting with the MPAP Program Director to discuss possible potential remediation  strategies; however, any remediation undertaken by the candidate will not result in a change in the decision  regarding the current assessment.The MPAP Program Director is not responsible for arranging remediation, but may be able to offer assistance. It is the responsibility of the candidate to notify the CPSM if he/she plans to undertake another assessment should he/she be unsuccessful on the first attempt. The full cost of any additional assessment components are paid by the candidate.
  15. After the 10 day appeal period, the MPAP Program Team will forward a letter to the Registrar of the CPSM outlining  the decision(s) of the assessment process.Within the 10 day appeal period, the candidate can request that the letter not be sent to the CPSM. The final assessment report will not be forwarded to the CPSM unless  requested by the CPSM.

Final Report Process

The following process will be followed regarding notification of the assessment decision by the Manitoba Practice Assessment Program (MPAP) to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba (CPSM): 

  1. The MPAP Program Director will forward a copy of the full assessment report to the candidate along with a copy of the letter to be sent to the CPSM.
  2. The candidate will have 10 days to appeal the content of the final assessment report on the basis of allegation of procedural error only. The appeal must be made in writing (email acceptable) and forwarded to the MPAP Program Director. Note: The candidate may request a meeting with the MPAP Program Director to discuss possible potential  remediation  strategies; however, any remediation undertaken by the candidate will not result in a change in the decision regarding the current assessment. The MPAP Program Director is not responsible for arranging remediation, but may be able to offer assistance. It is the responsibility of the candidate to notify the CPSM if he/she plans to undertake another assessment should he/she be unsuccessful of the first attempt. The full cost of any additional assessment components are paid by  the candidate.
  3. After the 10 day appeal period, the  MPAP Program Team will forward a letter to the Registrar of the CPSM outlining the decision(s) of the assessment process. The final assessment report will not be forwarded to the CPSM unless requested by the CPSM.