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Call for Physician Assessors: Current Opportunities for Physicians Interested in Assessment

Patients expect physicians to deliver safe, competent medical care. The College is directed by the Medical Act to assess physician practice to ensure physicians are meeting professional standards of practice. 

This important work is carried out by physicians trained in assessment. Our assessors are respected clinicians who play a critical role in the licensure of competent and well-trained physicians in Nova Scotia.

Assessors receive comprehensive orientation and training from the College for which they are compensated. Physicians undertaking this work have access to an online community of practice of assessors across the province.

The College has openings for assessors in different specialties.

Assessors may be called on to perform practice assessments for physicians who:

  • are new to practicing in Canada;
  • have changed their practice;
  • want to return to practice after a long break; or
  • are directed by an investigation committee to undergo a practice review.

Physicians interested in becoming practice assessors please complete this brief expression of interest form.


We are all so caught up in the demands of our everyday practice. This program provides physicians with an important opportunity to learn from a guided approach of reflection in conjunction with their clinical practice…I am inspired by physicians’ tenacity and their energy … We are all facing similar challenges and there is a sense of commonality that energizes you in the work you do … you realize you are not doing it by yourself.

Dr. Roop Conyers
Dr. Conyers has been a Peer Reviewer since 2017 and practices family medicine in Annapolis Royal

Call for Physician Peer Reviewers: Current Opportunities for Physicians Interested in Peer Review

Peer Reviewers play an important role in the self-regulation of the medical profession as they work directly with colleagues to support their colleagues in improving practice. Peer reviewers provide feedback and coaching to physicians on how to select relevant professional development and undertake practice improvements.

Physicians serving as peer reviewers receive comprehensive orientation and training from the College for which they are compensated. Physicians undertaking this work have access to an online community of practice of peer reviewers across the province.

Physicians interested in becoming peer reviewers please complete this brief expression of interest form.