National Assessment Collaboration Exam

About the NAC Examination

The NAC examination was introduced in Canada specifically to evaluate International Medical Graduates. It consists of a series of stations, each of which assesses a different area of medical expertise.

At each station, a brief written statement introduces a clinical problem and outlines the candidate’s tasks (e.g. take a history, perform a physical examination, etc.). In each station, there is at least one standardized patient and a physician examiner.

You can write your NAC exam at any centre in Canada. Please note, the NAC is a requirement for the Clinical Assessment Program application. IMGs must complete the NAC prior to the CaRMS application deadline. Please visit the Timeline page for details.

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The National Assessment Collaboration (NAC) is an alliance of Canadian organizations streamlining the evaluation process for IMGs seeking a licence to practise medicine in Canada.