Physician Examiners

We are seeking Physician Examiners to participate in Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) in the MD Undergraduate Program and for the Medical Council of Canada. The OSCEs occur throughout the year.

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Overview

The OSCE consists of tracks, comprised of a series of clinical stations. At each station:

  • A brief written statement introduces a clinical problem and directs the candidate to appropriately examine a standardized (simulated) patient.
  • Candidates are also asked to perform activities such as obtaining a history, conducting a physical examination, or assessing and addressing the patient’s issues.

These exams are used to assess clinical competence at all levels of medical education, from Year 1 of medical school to licensure in Canada.

The UBC Faculty of Medicine, Undergraduate Program (MDUP) delivers three types of OSCEs throughout the academic year, these include:

  1. The MDUP OSCEs, both formative and summative, which assess medical students in Years 1, 2 and 4 of the program.
  2. The Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination Part II/Canadian Certification in Family Practice assess the clinical competence of candidates, specifically the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential for medical licensure in Canada prior to entry into independent clinical practice.
  3. The National Assessment Collaboration (NAC) exams provide a preparation examination for international medical graduates prior to the CaRMS match.

Position Summary

As an examiner, you will observe candidates interacting with a standardized patient and record candidate performances according to rating guidelines.

Mandatory for all physician examiners will be a pre-exam orientation as well as an orientation with scoring practice on exam day morning.

Basic Qualifications

Exam qualifications change with each exam, however, all Physician Examiners must:

  • Hold an MD from a qualifying institution*
  • Has successfully completed the MCCQE Part II or equivalent (i.e. CCFP, USMLE)
  • Currently practicing medicine in Canada*
  • Is not under professional investigation
  • Has the ability and stamina for the task

*Some exceptions may apply for certain exams

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