Expected duration: minimum 3 months
The Practice Ready Assessment Manitoba–Specialty Practice Program (PRA MB-SP) is a practice-ready assessment program for internationally trained medical specialists who can practice independently and do not need further residency training. PRA-Specialty Practice candidates are expected to demonstrate skills acceptable to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba (CPSM) and in line with standards for Canadian trained specialists.
Successful candidates will begin independent practice after the assessment in rural Manitoba.
How does the assessment work?
The assessment is coordinated by the University of Manitoba IMG Program and is conducted in the specialty department at the University of Manitoba's affiliated hospitals. The assessing department arranges a screening evaluation (typically an interview, OSCE or written examination) prior to agreeing to undertake an assessment.
The duration of the assessment varies by specialty, with a minimum duration of 3 months and usually not exceeding 6 months.
Interim and final reports are completed by supervisors, colleagues, nurses and allied health professionals and are submitted to the Head of the Department or designate. The Head of the Department will then submit a final report to the IMG Program, indicating whether the candidate has the clinical skills and knowledge to practice independently and safely, equivalent to the level of a final year resident in the specialty. The final recommendation is forwarded to the CPSM from the IMG Program.
Following successful completion of the assessment, the PRA-Specialty Practice candidate will be expected to fulfill their return-of-service obligations per sponsorship agreement. The candidates are required to complete a one year mandatory Mentorship Program through the IMG Program.
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