The College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick (CPSNB) is accepting applications for the Practice Ready Assessment New Brunswick (PRA-NB) program’s next cohorts.

Applications and pre-selection eligibility reviews for PRA-NB are now open on an ongoing basis. Please review our eligibility criteria and our application and process overview to apply for consideration.

We have reviewed PRA-NB's first cohort of applications and eligible candidates have begun our multi-step selection process. The first cohort of selected candidates is expected to begin clinical field assessments later this year.

More information about PRA-NB can be found in the selection process overview.


Applications and pre-selection eligibility review for PRA-NB are open on an ongoing basis. Candidates who wish to be considered for future PRA-NB cohorts should apply as soon as their documents are in order.

 Please note: 

  • Do not complete the application for PRA-NB until you have carefully reviewed the eligibility criteria.

  • All PRA-NB applicants must submit a completed application for medical registration (AMR) to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick (CPSNB) via physiciansapply.ca. The intended scope of practice must be in family practice.  
  • The $450 application fee is non-refundable and does not guarantee eligibility for the program. The Medical Council of Canada AMR fee is also non-refundable.
  • When completing your AMR, read the instructions and answer each question carefully. Any errors, discrepancies, or omissions will delay the review of your application and may deem it ineligible.
  • Prepare all necessary documents in advance, including ensuring all required credentials are submitted for source verification via physiciansapply.ca. All documents should also be translated to English or French, and shared with CPSNB where applicable. Proof of documentation is required to review your application.
  • Additional documents may be requested after applying to determine your eligibility.
  • All candidates will be notified of their eligibility status once their applications are processed.
  • Eligible candidates will be notified of the next steps to be selected for the next available assessment.