Practice Ready Assessment  New Brunswick (PRA-NB)

Bridging the gap between internationally trained physicians and the healthcare needs of New Brunswick communities while ensuring the highest standards of patient care and safety.

Welcome to the Practice Ready Assessment New Brunswick Program.

The Practice Ready Assessment New Brunswick program (PRA-NB) provides an alternate route to licensure for internationally trained physicians (ITPs) in family medicine offered through the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick with the support of the Government of New Brunswick and the collaboration of multiple provincial and national partners.

PRA-NB will allow eligible physicians who have completed their medical training and practiced independently abroad to participate in a clinical field assessment over a period of 12 weeks, which will evaluate if they have the knowledge, skills and suitability to provide safe care for patients in the province. The program will be offered in both English and French, allowing candidates to take part in the assessment in one of the official languages of the province.

PRA-NB is part of the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) National Assessment Collaboration (NAC) PRA group, joining eight other participating provinces. Provincial PRA programs and the MCC collaborate on the NAC's pan-Canadian framework to develop and maintain common standards and materials for delivering and administering practice-readiness assessments. This pan-Canadian collaboration ensures internationally trained physicians experience fair and comparable assessments across Canada.


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