Clinician Assessment for Practice Program (CAPP)

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CAPP CPSNS Program

CAPP is a program of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia (College). It is intended for International Medical Graduate (IMG) physicians who believe they are practice-ready, without any additional formal residency training in Canada.

CAPP consists of three components:

Part A - assesses the clinical competence of candidates for readiness to practise through two examinations: a Therapeutics Examination and an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). All candidates must participate in this stage.

Part B - is an eight-month period of assessment and supervision for IMG physicians who pass Part A. As a condition of a Defined Licence in Nova Scotia, physicians must have a sponsor and supervisor approved by the College.

Part C - is the ongoing practice component, where physicians have four years in which to obtain their Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC) and certification by the College of Family Physicians of Canada.