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, at the Vancouver Site. We have approximately 10 major OSCEs that occur throughout the academic year.

Overview

An OSCE is comprised of a series of clinical stations, consisting of multiple tracks. At each station:

  • A brief written statement introduces a clinical problem and directs the candidate to appropriately examine a standardized (simulated) patient.
  • Candidates are asked to perform activities such as obtain a history, conduct a physical examination, or assess and address 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.

UBC Faculty of Medicine, Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME) delivers three types of OSCEs throughout the academic year, these include:

  1. UGME OSCEs, both formative and summative, which assess medical students in all four years of the program based at the VFMP site.
  2. The Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination Part II 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 / workshop, 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

Additional Information

Please note that the format of the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Exam Part II (MCC QEII), will be changing in Fall 2018.  More information about these changes is available here: http://www.mccevolution.ca

If you are new to the role of OSCE Examiner and would like to find out more, please visit the MCC website and see testimonials from experienced Examiners and SPs here: https://mcc.ca/examinations/osce-orientation/testimonials/

When completing your application, please give as accurate information as possible. Incomplete information may result in our inability to contact you.

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