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.
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 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
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.
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)
- $200 non-refundable application fee paid
- Document Shared via PhysiciansApply.ca
- Identification documents – Proof of Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residency
- Medical Diploma (if applicable)
- MCC Examination results* – MCCQE1 and NAC OSCE scores
PhysiciansApply documents must obtain a “Verification returned – Passed" status. Failure to meet this status by application cycle deadline will result in a “Declined” application. Please review the document status legend on PhysiciansApply: https://mcc.ca/services/source-verification/document-status-legend/
Supporting documents must be shared with the IMGBC 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.
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.