Application Process

The Clinical Assessment Program is now only offered in the fall of each academic year.

Please visit the Timeline page for more information about the upcoming session.

A combination of Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination Part 1 (MCCQE1) score, NAC OSCE score, and a file review will be used to select 300 candidates for a CAP position.

Over the course of the one-day assessment (Multiple Mini Interview), we wish to identify candidates who demonstrate good potential for success in residency training and suitability for working in communities across B.C.

Application Process

As part of the Clinical Assessment Program application process, you will need to:

  1. Submit an application via the online CAP Application Portal and
  2. Share identification and examination documents via PhysiciansApply to demonstrate that you are eligible to participate in the program.

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 returning applicants.

Applicants must submit an application via the CAP Application portal and a non-refundable $200 application fee.

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

Note: Your browser must support both Cookies and JavaScript to proceed with the online application. See Browser Help for instructions and additional information.

If you are a resident of British Columbia, please include your Personal Health Number found on your BC Care Card or BC Services Card (or equivalent from the Yukon, Northwest Territories, or Nunavut) on your application. Current coverage is required and will be verified by IMG Office.

The following documentation and examination results must be shared with the Program via the PhysiciansApply.ca portal:

1. Identification Documents:

  • If you are a Canadian Citizen, you must share a current passport or citizenship certificate on PhysiciansApply.
  • If you are a Permanent Resident, you must share a current non-Canadian passport on PhysiciansApply and email a copy of your Permanent Residency Card (both sides) or a Confirmation of Permanent Residence to imgbc.postgrad@ubc.ca.

If your identification document(s) shared on Physiciansapply has now expired, you must email a copy of a current and accepted form of ID(s) to imgbc.postgrad@ubc.ca by application deadline. Late documents are not accepted, there are no exceptions.

Please note: Driver’s License, Personal Health Card, or other forms of IDs not mentioned above are not accepted as proof of citizenship or permanent residency status.

2. 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.
  • If you are in the last year of medical school, indicate your anticipated graduation date on your online application.

3. Examination Results:

  • MCCQE1: Share a copy of a passing MCCQE1 result
  • NAC OSCE: Share a copy of a passing NAC OSCE result

Please refer to Timeline page for MCCQE1 and NAC last sitting dates of 2020.


To share documents via PhysiciansApply:

  1. Click the Share link on the Home page of your account to open the Document Sharing page.
  2. Enter the name of the organization which you wish to share your documents with (British Columbia Clinical Assessment Program)
    or Click on the radio button next to the organization's name in the Evaluation Body section, British Columbia Clinical Assessment Program
  3. Select one or more documents by clicking the checkboxes next to the documents you want to share.
  4. Click the Consent to Share Information checkbox.
  5. Click the Save and Return to Home Page or Save and Return to List button.

To resolve technical issues, please contact PhysiciansApply directly.

Applicants are encouraged to use the below checklist to ensure all application information and supporting documentation required are provided to CAP.

  • Online CAP Application Submitted
    • Personal Health Number (B.C. residents only)
    • CV
    • $200 non-refundable application fee paid
  • Document Shared via PhysiciansApply.ca
    • Identification documents – Canadian Citizenship or PR Card
    • Medical Diploma (if applicable)
    • MCC Examination results* – MCCQE1 and NAC OSCE scores

Supporting documents must be shared with the Program by application deadline. Late documents will NOT be accepted, with the exception of pending examination results*. No exceptions will be made for late ID’s and Medical Diploma document submissions.

*Applications with pending exam date(s) or result(s) will remain as “In Progress” until all examination results are received and verified. Applicants are required to share this information when exam result is made available. Failure to share exam documents will result in a “Declined” application.

The IMGBC Office will review your application and documents for completeness to determine your eligibility. It may take up to 15 business days to update your application status.

Applications that satisfy eligibility requirements will appear as “Accepted” and are then further considered for a Clinical Assessment Program candidate position. Incomplete applications or applications that failed to meet outlined requirements will appear as "Declined" and are not eligible for a CAP position.

Please refer to Eligibility page for details.

Final eligibility list is determined upon Fall NAC OSCE score release. CAP Candidate Position Offers will be sent via email to the selected 300 applicants approximately 2 weeks prior to the assessment date.

In fairness to all applicants, selected applicants are required to submit a response to this offer within 48 hours of receipt and failure to do so will result in forfeiture of your spot. There are no exceptions.

Please refer to the Timeline page for approximate dates.