College of Physicians and Surgoens of Nova Scotia has developed a new streamlined approach to license physicians who have been trained outside of Canada. The Medical Act requires physicians trained outside of Canada to practise under a Defined Licence and undergo supervision.
A Defined licence is a time-limited, conditional licence that is issued to: Physicians who do not have the qualifications for a Full or Restricted licence but who wish to practise medicine independently while pursuing the necessary qualifications for one of those licence types; or to Physicians entering a College-approved Clinical Fellowship Program.
According to the College Once a physician obtains a Defined Licence, the streamlined approach will:
Provide a new comprehensive and collaborative orientation program for physicians to support their integration into Canadian medical practice.
Reduce the required time period for physician to practice under subversion from 60 months to minimum 6 months and maximum 24 months
After minimum 6 months supervision physicians will have option to ,
Obtain long-term independent restricted license without certification:
( Restricted licence entails,
Restricted to the location of supervised practice.
Restricted to a scope of practice consistent with competence demonstrated while under supervision. )
Obtain Full license during six month or after supervision period by receiving pass-standing on certification exam.
( The requirement for Royal College certification is waived for candidates in the Royal College Practice Eligibility Route (PER) who have achieved a pass standing in the certification examinations.)
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- Summarized by Dr. Prachi Patel (volunteer)