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Practice Ready Assessment for International Medical Graduates

Family Medicine Specialists

For internationally trained family medicine specialists, the Nova Scotia Practice Ready Assessment Program (NSPRAP) ensures that international medical graduates (IMGs) who wish to practice family medicine in Nova Scotia possess the appropriate clinical skills and knowledge to provide quality patient care.

The Nova Scotia Practice Ready Assessment Program (NSPRAP) is for family medicine specialists who:

  • have completed postgraduate training in family medicine outside Canada;
  • do not yet meet Nova Scotia’s licensing requirements.

Please note that to participate in the NSPRAP, you must:

  1. Meet the NSPRAP prescreening requirements and be referred to the College;
  2. Meet the eligibility requirements for a Clinical Assessment Licence (see below); and
  3. Be selected by the NSPRAP for participation.

Other Specialists

You may be eligible for a Practice Ready Assessment for Specialists (PRA Specialists) if you meet the criteria and have been endorsed by Nova Scotia Health.

The PRA Specialists is for specialists who:

Please note: A PRA is not conducted in subspecialty disciplines.