Application Process

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

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

A combination of the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part 1 score, National Assessment Collaboration (NAC) Examination score, and a file review will be used to select candidates for a CAP position.

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

2024 Application Process

Please carefully and thoroughly read the instructions for completing your CAP application.

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

  1. Submit an application via the online CAP Application Portal and pay the non-refundable $200 application fee
  2. Share your identity/citizenship document, medical degree, and examination results via physiciansapply.ca to demonstrate that you are eligible to participate in the program

IMPORTANT: The application must be submitted, the application fee paid, and the following application materials shared with the program by the August 7, 2024 application deadline — this applies to new and returning applicants. Applicants from previous years can apply again if they have not participated in the IMG CAP MMI more than two times.

Applicants must submit an application via the online CAP application portal and pay the non-refundable $200 application fee by the application deadline.

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 returning CAP applicant? 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. If you need assistance with your CWL, contact the IT Helpdesk.

Login to the CAP Application Portal

After you have created a CWL Account, log in to the portal to start your CAP application.

Privacy Notification: By creating an account on the CAP application portal, you consent to sharing your personal information with the UBC IMG Clinical Assessment Program and its contracted service provider, SurveyMonkey Apply (Momentive). The Program collects and uses personal information for the purpose of application intake and processing into the International Medical Graduate Clinical Assessment Program of British Columbia, as authorized by section 26(c) of the British Columbia Freedom of Information and Protection Privacy Act.

The Program will not disclose any information without your consent, except where authorized by law. Data will be processed and stored outside of Canada, as required. See Momentive's Privacy Policy: https://www.surveymonkey.com/mp/legal/privacy/

Applicants who need to submit proof of Canadian permanent resident status or a BC Personal Health Number (or equivalent from the Yukon, Northwest Territories, or Nunavut) will be directed to provide the information via online UBC Qualtrics Forms. Links to these forms are embedded in the CAP application portal.

If you have questions about the collection of your personal information, please contact the IMGBC Office at imgbc.postgrad@ubc.ca.

Log in with your CWL

Note: Your browser must be updated to the most recent version and 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 submit, via a link in the CAP application portal, your Personal Health Number 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 the IMGBC Office.

The following documentation and examination results must be shared with the British Columbia Clinical Assessment Program - IMGBC via the physiciansapply.ca portal by the application deadline and remain shared until November 25, 2024:

1. Identity/Citizenship Documents:

You must share via physiciansapply.ca an identity document that has obtained "Reviewed and accepted" status, and the Identity Validity Period (IVP) of the document must be valid by the application deadline.

  • If you are a Canadian citizen, you must share via physiciansapply.ca your passport, citizenship card, or birth certificate (proof of identity and Canadian citizenship)
  • If you are a Canadian permanent resident, you must share via physiciansapply.ca either of the following:
    • your permanent resident card (proof of identity and Canadian permanent resident status)
    • your foreign passport (proof of identity)

NOTE: If you share your foreign passport via physiciansapply.ca, you must also submit, via a link in the CAP application portal, a copy of both sides of your permanent resident card or a copy of your Confirmation of Permanent Residence (proof of Canadian permanent resident status). Your document(s) must be certified or notarized according to the CaRMS guidelines and submitted as a single Portable Document Format (PDF).

Failure to share via physiciansapply.ca a "Reviewed and accepted" identity document with a valid IVP by the application deadline will result in a "Declined" application.

For more information on the Identity Validity Period of identity documents, please visit the Medical Council of Canada website.

Failure to meet the certification or notarization requirement for copies of a permanent resident card or Confirmation of Permanent Residence submitted via a link in the CAP application portal and/or failure to submit the document(s) by the application deadline will result in a "Declined" application. Emailed and/or late documents are not accepted. 

NOTE: Driver’s License, Personal Health Card, or other forms of identity not mentioned above are not accepted. The IMGBC Office reserves the right to request additional information to verify an applicant's identity and/or Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status.

2. Medical Diploma:

  • If you graduated from medical school in March 2024 or prior, you must share via physiciansapply.ca your source verified medical diploma from a medical school listed on the World Directory of Medical Schools. If the diploma is not in English or French, you must also share a translation that meets the Medical Council of Canada’s requirements. Your medical diploma must obtain "Verification returned - passed" status on physiciansapply.ca. Failure to meet this status and/or failure to share it via physiciansapply.ca by the application deadline will result in a "Declined" application.
  • If you are graduating from medical school in April, May, June, or July 2024, or if you are in your last year of medical school (expected graduation date must be before July 1, 2025), you must upload to the CAP application portal a copy of your MCC Student Attestation Form, signed by the Dean or Registrar of your medical school, stating the expected date of completion of all requirements for your medical degree. Failure to submit your MCC Student Attestation Form by the application deadline will result in a "Declined" application.

NOTE: All applicants who are selected and participate in the CAP MMI and then match to a residency position in British Columbia, will be required to share their source verified medical diploma with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC (CPSBC) before their educational license can be issued.

3. Examination Results:

  • MCCQE Part 1: You must share via physiciansapply.ca a passing MCCQE Part 1 result.
  • NAC Examination: You must share via physiciansapply.ca a passing NAC Examination result.

Failure to share passing examination results by the application deadline will result in a "Declined" application.

Please refer to the Timeline page for the last MCCQE Part 1 and NAC Examination session dates accepted by IMG CAP, including information for applicants who take the MCCQE Part 1 during the August 21 - September 18, 2024 session and the NAC Examination on September 7 or 8, 2024.


To share documents and exam results via your physiciansapply.ca account with the British Columbia Clinical Assessment Program - IMGBC, please follow the steps below:

  1. Click on Share next to Documents on the left panel.
  2. Click the radio button next to British Columbia Clinical Assessment Program - IMGBC.
  3. Click the appropriate documents' checkboxes.
  4. Click the Consent to Share Information checkbox.
  5. Click on Save and Return to Home Page or Save and Return to List button.

For further assistance, please contact PhysiciansApply or the Medical Council of Canada directly.

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

  • Online CAP application submitted
    • Personal Health Number (B.C. residents only)
    • MCC Student Attestation Form (if applicable)
    • CV
    • $200 non-refundable application fee paid
  • Documents shared with the British Columbia Clinical Assessment Program - IMGBC via physiciansapply.ca
    • Identity/Citizenship Document – Proof of identity and of Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status
    • Medical Diploma (if applicable)
    • MCC Examination Results – MCCQE Part 1 and NAC Examination scores
  • (If applicable) Canadian permanent resident card or Confirmation of Permanent Residence submitted via a link in the CAP application portal

IMPORTANT: Applicants are responsible for ensuring their CAP online application is properly completed and submitted, the non-refundable $200 application fee is paid, and the required documents and examination results are shared/submitted by the application deadline. With the exception of pending MCC examination results, late sharing/submission of documents and/or examination results will NOT be accepted. Not paying the application fee and/or not sharing/submitting the required documents and examination results by the application deadline will result in a "Declined" application. There are no exceptions.

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

Applications with pending examination results will remain "Under Review" until all examination results are shared and verified.

Applications that satisfy eligibility requirements will appear as "Accepted" and are then further considered for a CAP candidate position. Incomplete applications or applications that failed to meet outlined requirements by the application deadline will appear as "Declined" and are not eligible for a CAP position.

Please refer to the Eligibility page for details.

CAP position offers will be sent via email to the selected candidates approximately two weeks prior to the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) assessment date.

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

Please refer to the Timeline page for approximate dates.