Practice Readiness Assessment (PRA) Orientation for International Medical Graduate (IMG) Candidates

ABOUT THE COURSE

This self-paced online orientation is developed in response to identified unique support needs the International Medical Graduates (IMGs) have when they undergo a Practice Readiness Assessment (PRA) in Alberta.


TO NAVIGATE THROUGH THE ONLINE MODULES

It is not recommended to access the online modules on smartphones at this point as your learning experience might be compromised.

‘TAKE NOTES’: To make notes for your own use, click on ‘TAKE NOTES’ at the upper right corner of your screen to open the notes field. All the course notes you have made can be found in a full list in the page of ‘My Courses’. ‘My Courses’ is the landing page after you log in. Scroll down the page to find the following sentence below the list of ‘Registered Programs’: “Review all the course notes you have made.”

‘RESUME LEARNING”: You may find estimated time for completing individual modules in the landing page of each module. For the convenience of self-paced learning, you may exit from the middle of the course and come back later. When you log into the e-learning portal again, click on ‘RESUME LEARNING’, and you will be redirected to where you left last time.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Through the orientation, learners will be equipped to:

  • Recognize PRA purpose and process
  • Discuss integrating the competencies of CanMEDS roles in clinical practice
  • Demonstrate some highlighted elements of practice essential to effective patient care in Alberta
  • Realize necessity of individual practitioner’s life-long learning with physicians’ practice standards

ACCREDITATION

This one-credit-per-hour self-Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the University of Calgary Office of Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development for up to 6.0 Mainpro+ credits.

This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by University of Calgary Office of Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development. You may claim a maximum of 6.0 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

You may also perform Linking Learning exercises around a question you ask yourself as a result of learning from this program at: http://www.cfpc.ca/Linking_Learning_exercises/. Each completed Linking Learning exercise earns five Mainpro+ certified credits.

Accredited Royal College MOC Section 1 and Section 3 credits are eligible for certified Mainpro+ credits, up to a maximum of 50 credits per five-year cycle; any additional credits are eligible as non-certified Mainpro+ credits. MOC Section 3 accredited activities can be claimed at 3 credits per hour up to the cycle maximum.


COPYRIGHT

Material presented are in compliance with the University of Calgary Copyright Policy, Acceptable Use of Material Protected by Copyright.

Course materials are for individual use only and not to be distributed.


DISCLOSURE
  • This course has received no commercial sponsorship support.
  • This course was co-developed with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, and was planned to achieve scientific integrity, objectivity and balance.
  • Faculty disclosure

 

Faculty Credentials Disclosure Affiliation
Hanan Bassyouni MD FRCPC Nothing to declare Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Calgary
Michael Caffaro MD CCFP Nothing to declare Assistant Registrar and Complaints Director,College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta
Nigel Flook MD CCFP FCFP Nothing to declare Senior Medical Advisor,College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta
Tobias Gelbert MD CCFP Nothing to declare
Jill Hastings MSc Nothing to declare Program Manager, Practice Readiness Assessment Program, CPSA
Carol Hutchison MD FRCSC Nothing to declare Associate Professor, McCaig Institute, University of Calgary
Deirdre Jenkins MD FRCPC Advisory Board: Novartis Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Calgary
Sharla King PhD Nothing to declare Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology;  Director, Master of Education in Health Sciences Education program, University of Alberta
Bruce Macleod MD FRCPC Nothing to declare Medical Adviser to Clinical Quality and Patient Safety, Alberta Health Services;
Medical Director, RAAPID South, Department of Emergency Medicine – Calgary Zone, Alberta Health Services
Lori Montgomery MD CCFP Nothing to declare Clinical Lecturer, Departments of Family Medicine and Anaesthesia, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, University of Calgary; Medical Director, Chronic Pain Centre,
Alberta Health Services
John Montpetit RN BN Nothing to declare Director, Poison and Drug Information Service, RAPID, Alberta Health Services
Laura O’Connor Nothing to declare
Doreen Oneschuk MD CCFP Nothing to declare Senior Medical Advisor, Practice Readiness Assessment Program, CPSA
Jean Rawling PhD MD CCFP Nothing to declare Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Calgary;
Executive Director, Alberta International Medical Graduate Program
Monica Sargious MD CCFP FCFP Nothing to declare Clinical Assistant Professor,Section Chief Community Primary Care,Department of Family Medicine-Calgary Zone
Olga Szafran MHSA Sales Royalties: Brush Education text author Cultural Competency Skills for Health Professionals: A Workflow for Caring Across Cultures” (Waugh E., Szafran, O., Triscott JAC., Parent, R.) Alberta Health Services
Rachel Talavlikar MD CCFP Nothing to declare Mosaic Refugee Health Clinic, Calgary
Jean Triscott MD CCFP Nothing to declare Center for Health and Culture,
Department of Family Medicine,
University of Alberta

PLANNING COMMITTEE

Sarah Weeks MD FRCPC (Chair)
Jill Hastings MSc
Bruce Leisen
Doreen Oneschuk MD CCFP
Chloe Burnett MSc MEd (CME Representative)


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

This program has received an educational grant from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.