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I Want to Observe Medical Practice

Observing medical practise can help you prepare for your Canadian licensing examinations or assessment of your skills and knowledge.

A Clinical Observership Permit lets you observe, learn, and gain insight into the practice of medicine in Nova Scotia under the supervision of a physician practising in a hospital or medical practice. As a clinical observer, you work with patients and see their private information. You must therefore possess qualifications and meet standards acceptable to the College.

You may apply for a Clinical Observership Permit if you:

  • were trained outside of Canada (international medical graduate); or
  • do not yet meet the requirements for a licence to practise medicine in Nova Scotia (medical student).

A clinical obeservership is not:

  • a licence to practise medicine;
  • considered as training or work experience; and/or
  • part of your assessment for eligibility to practise medicine.

Read the College policy on clinical observers.

Apply for a Clinical Observership

International Medical Graduates (IMGs) Observership Permit

Medical Student Observership Permit

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