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.