Clinician Assessment Programs
Our top-quality assessment and education programs are designed to help practicing health professionals maintain and enhance competence and keep up-to-date in the latest developments in their scope of practice.
What we offer
The following exams are currently offered or administered:
(cape) Clinician Assessment and Practice Enhancement
Clinician Assessment and Professional Enhancement (CAPE) is used to identify knowledge and practice gaps for Manitoba's health care providers. CAPE can be used for remediation or re-entry purposes and to develop personalized learning plans and programs.
CAPE 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)
The assessment typically takes place over three to four days. A final report will then be sent to the source of the referral.
Assessments are valid for three years after completion. A reassessment is typically required by licensing and regulatory authorities if a physician is not in practice.
CAPE is intended for:
- Physicians planning to re-entre active practice after a gap of three to eight years
- Physicians who want to assess their own strengths and gaps as preparation for further work developing competencies
- Physicians who may have knowledge gaps or other concerns who need to have their competencies assessed
- Nurse practitioners (OSCE only) referred by the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba
(caa) Clinical Assistant Assessment
Clinical Assistant Assessment (CAA) is one of the assessments that fulfils the requirements of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba (CPSM) in regards to entry to practice for clinical assistants. It is designed to determine competency in the basic knowledge, skills and attributes required for practice as a clinical assistant in Manitoba.
CAA is offered to candidates referred by the CPSM.
Minimum requirements for eligibility include:
- a degree in medicine from a faculty of medicine acceptable to CPSM, or
- be a licensed or registered health care profession under an Act of the Manitoba Legislature, or
- be certified as an Emergency Medical Attendant, Level III, or
- be a graduate of an accredited physician assistant or clinical assistant training program acceptable to CPSM
How to apply
To register for the CAA, applicants must complete the required CPSM documentation and submit it to CPSM, who will then forward the application to our unit once eligibility is determined.
The CAA is tentatively be scheduled twice per calendar year; however, sittings of the assessment are dependent on receiving sufficient paid registrations.
(MPap) Manitoba Practice Assessment Program
The Manitoba Practice Assessment Program (MPAP) assesses physicians in their practices to help clarify licensure status.
Within Manitoba, physicians commonly enter practice on a provisional license. This allows physicians to enter supervised practice when they have completed postgraduate training but have not yet achieved Canadian certification through The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) or Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). These physicians are expected to complete the appropriate certification examination within a defined time frame.
- On-site visit
After the onsite assessment, a final report will be compiled and sent to you and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba.
You are eligible for MPAP if you:
- have attempted part 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 Provisional Register, and
- have been in active practice in Manitoba for a period of two years
How to apply
All physician candidates for MPAP must be referred to the program via the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba. Applicants cannot self-refer.
Most candidates finish the MPAP within 8-10 months of our unit receiving the referral from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba.
This may vary depending on:
- How quickly you, your colleagues, and your patients complete the required documentation
- Matching and scheduling of assessors
- Extent of the onsite assessment
MPAP fees include an administrative fee and an assessment fee.
The administrative fee is fixed at $2,500, while the assessment fee varies depending on the scope of assessment required.
For example, the minimum assessment fee for a family physician is $15,000 and for a specialist it is $25,000.
Health professional remediation services
We offer development of remediation programs for health professionals of the constituent colleges of the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences.
With consultation, services can be provided to other professional groups (lawyers, engineers, chiropractors) in certain circumstances.
Our services are primarily directed for health professionals currently or previously practicing in Manitoba.
We are unable to take referrals for entry to practice for International Medical Graduates (IMG). We recommend that IMGs visit the IMG information hub.
How to apply
Complete the boundaries and remediation referral form.
Winnipeg Exam Centre
Our unit also oversees the administration of the following examinations:
Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada
Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (CAPR)