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 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 360 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.
2024 CaRMS R-1 Main Residency Match (R-1 match) Update in British Columbia
The Government of British Columbia has confirmed a new medical residency stream which will be part of the 2024 CaRMS R-1 match. This new stream will be in addition to the existing Canadian Medical Graduate (CMG) Stream and International Medical Graduate (IMG) Stream in British Columbia. The new stream will be open in the first iteration of the R-1 match to both Canadian Medical Graduates and International Medical Graduates who meet the eligibility criteria. The specialties that will be participating in this new stream are Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Psychiatry, Radiology (Diagnostic) and Urology. For more information about this new stream, please refer to the Ministry of Health website. For International Medical Graduates, please be aware that participation in the B.C. IMG Clinical Assessment Program (CAP) is mandatory for all International Medical Graduates applying through CaRMS for first-year residency positions in B.C.
2023 Application Process
As part of the Clinical Assessment Program application process, you will need to:
- Submit an application via the online CAP Application Portal and
- Share identification/citizenship 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 August 22, 2023 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 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.
Applicants who need to submit identification/citizenship documents 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Applicants are encouraged to use the below checklist to ensure all application information and supporting documentation required are provided by the application deadline.
- Online CAP Application Submitted
- Personal Health Number (residents of B.C. only)
- $200 non-refundable application fee paid
- Documents Shared via PhysiciansApply.ca
- Identification/Citizenship document – Proof of Canadian citizenship or permanent residence*
- Medical Diploma (if applicable)
- MCC Examination results – MCCQE Part 1 and NAC Examination scores
*If the document on PhysiciansApply is expired, a certified or notarized copy of an acceptable valid/unexpired Canadian identification/citizenship document must be submitted via a link in the CAP application portal by the application deadline.
Late sharing/submission of documents and/or examination results will NOT be accepted, with the exception of pending examination results and (for applicants who graduate in the summer of 2023) pending source verification of medical diploma. 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 and/or (for applicants who graduate in the summer of 2023) pending source verification of medical diploma will remain "Under Review" until all examination results and documents 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 will appear as "Declined" and are not eligible for a CAP position.
Please refer to Eligibility page for details.
CAP Candidate Position Offers will be sent via email to the selected 360 applicants approximately two 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 their spot. There are no exceptions.
Please refer to the Timeline page for approximate dates.