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Postgraduate Medical Trainee

Disclosure of Complaint and Disciplinary Information

Unless there is consent from the medical practitioner for release of additional information, Certificates of Professional Conduct from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia will only include the following information further to complaints which have been lodged against medical practitioners. Dates and particulars of any: Hearing Committee decision; finding of professional misconduct or conduct unbecoming; suspension or revocation of licensure; terms, conditions or limitations of licensure; consensual reprimands; recent cautions (within the last three years); complaints resulting in dispositions other than Caution if, in the opinion of the Registrar, there is a pattern of complaints; or open complaint(s).

Changes in Physician Information

It is the policy of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia to accept changes in physician information only from the physician and in writing. Changes will also be accepted via email if the change originates from the physician email information on file with the College. The College will not accept changes by telephone or from third parties. Changes in qualifications must be substantiated with official certificates/diplomas/letters.   Review date April 8, 2004

Acceptable Alternatives to the LMCC

Preamble Section 19 of the Medical Practitioners Regulations states that one of the requirements for registration is "a licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada, or an acceptable alternative as determined by resolution of Council". This policy sets out the acceptable alternatives to the Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada, as determined by resolution of Council. Policy The following are acceptable alternatives to the Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC) in an application for registration: United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) Steps 1, 2 and 3; or Federation Licensing Examination (FLEX) Components 1 and 2; or National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Parts I, II, and III; or

Examinations Required for Registration on the Education Register

Policy Graduates of Canadian medical schools  Graduates of Canadian medical schools are required to have attained a pass in the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part I. Undergraduate medical students are not required to meet any examination requirements in order to have their name entered on the Undergraduate Medical education student list. Graduates of non-Canadian medical schools Successful completion of one of the following is required for graduates of non-Canadian medical schools: Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE) or the MCC Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part I; or United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Steps 1 and 2; or National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Parts I, II [...]

English Language Proficiency for Postgraduate Training and Fellowship

Preamble This policy applies to post-graduate trainees, such as residents and fellows. The standard for English language proficiency set out in this policy are intended to apply also to "fellows", whether hospital or university-based. Purpose To qualify for licensure as a postgraduate trainee or fellow, an applicant must have demonstrated proficiency in the English language as required by the Registrar. This policy sets out the Registrar's requirements. Once an applicant meets the requirements of the English language proficiency test set out below, the applicant will normally be exempt from future testing. Policy Candidates will be exempted from language testing who: received their undergraduate medical education in Canada received their undergraduate [...]