Assessor Qualifications

Prior to becoming an assessor, you will have been vetted by the CPSNS and undergone a mandatory orientation session (2-3 days) put on by the NSPRAP.

You will need to:

  • Have a full licence to practice medicine in Nova Scotia;

  • Be in good standing with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia;

  • Have been practicing family medicine in Canada for 5 years (is preferable if going to be the primary physician assessor) and 3 years (if going to be a secondary physician assessor) with a scope of practice which is similar to that which PRA candidates are likely to require in the communities they will serve;

  • Have national certification (CFPC) in the specialty of family medicine (is preferable);

  • Have privileges with the Nova Scotia Health Authority;

  • Experience in assessing family medicine residents may be an asset but is not a requirement;

  • Enjoy working with physicians from diverse backgrounds;

  • Be part of an assessment process designed to place qualified IMGs in under-serviced Nova Scotian communities.

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