The Clinical Assessment Program is offered in the Spring (June) and Fall (November) of each academic year.
Please visit the Timeline page for more information about the upcoming Fall session.
A combination of Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Exam (MCCEE) and National Assessment Collaboration (NAC) exam scores will be used to select candidates for a CAP position.
Over the course of the one-day assessment (known as the Structured Clinical Examination), we will be exploring candidate’s clinical skills, communication skills and clinical reasoning through a series of six case-based oral stations. Having strong communication skills and clinical experience will position you to perform well in this exam. We wish to identify candidates who demonstrate good potential for success in residency training and suitability for working in communities across B.C.
Application Materials and Fee
As part of the Clinical Assessment Program application process, you will need to share a variety of documents to illustrate that you are eligible to participate in the program. You will also need to submit a non-refundable $200 application fee.
Note: The application fee and following application materials will need to be shared with the Program by the application deadline — this applies to new and repeat applicants.
The following exam results and documentation must be shared with the Program via the PhysiciansApply.ca portal:
- NAC Exam: Share a copy of a passing NAC examination result from an administration no more than five years old (September 2013 or more recent). Note: Your application will still be accepted if the only pending documentation as of the application deadline is a passing result of the September 2018 NAC exam. Results from the most recent NAC examination period will be shared with the CAP by the Medical Council of Canada (MCC).
- MCCEE: Share a copy of a passing MCCEE result. Contact the MCC help desk for results older than 2006.
- Medical Diploma: If you have graduated from a medical school, share a copy of your medical diploma from a medical school listed on the World Directory of Medical Schools. Note: If the diploma is not in English or French, you must also share a translation that meets the MCC’s requirements.
- Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residency Documentation: Share a copy of a current passport, citizenship certificate or Permanent Resident Card (both sides). You must share an ID document via PhysiciansApply.ca. If you are sharing a non-Canadian passport or a Canadian passport or Permanent Resident Card that has now expired, you must email a copy of a current and accepted ID document to firstname.lastname@example.org
The following must also be received and accepted by the Program by the application deadline:
- CV: On the CAP application portal, upload your current CV.
- Application Fee: On the CAP application portal, pay the non-refundable $200 application fee using your credit card or debit card.
- Personal Health Number (for B.C. residents only): On the CAP application portal, submit your Personal Health Number (PHN), found on your BC Care Card or BC Services Card or equivalent from the Yukon, Northwest Territories, or Nunavut. Current coverage is required and will be verified by IMG-CAP staff.
Create a CWL Account
In order to access the Clinical Assessment Program application portal, you will need to have a Campus Wide Login (CWL) account. Select the Basic Account option.
Create a CWL Account
Important: Are you a current or past UBC student or staff member? Or have you already submitted a Graduate Studies application? If so, please do not create a new CWL Account as this will delay the processing of your application and result in loss of access to other UBC Systems. Instead, log in with your existing CWL.
Login to the CAP Application Portal
After you have created a CWL Account, log in to the portal to start your CAP application.
Log in with your CWL