BC announces bylaw changes, expanded PRA program to address family medical crisis

In an effort to address the family medical crisis in the province, the Government of British Columbia has announced that it will expand its Practice Ready Assessment program for internationally educated doctors. The program, which is a collaborative venture involving the University of British Columbia, will triple its available seats to offer 96 seats by March 2024 to ensure more international medical graduates have a pathway to licensure in BC. BC will also create a new associate physician class of restricted registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC. The Vancouver Sun and Chilliwack Progress report that CPSBC is also changing its bylaws to allow doctors who have trained in the US for three years to practice medicine in community care settings. BC| The Chilliwack Progress| Vancouver Sun| UBC Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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