Requests of AHS to Sponsor a Physician Position for Practice Readiness Assessment
In 2015, the Council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) indicated that Alberta Health Services (AHS) would be the only organization that can sponsor physicians for practice readiness assessment.
The assessments are required for any physicians seeking to register on the Provincial Register, and subsequently be eligible to work as a physician in Alberta.
The revised sponsorship process is intended to help direct physicians into communities across the province where there is the highest need for physicians.
The process will consider the following sponsorship requirements:
- Except in unique circumstances, AHS will not sponsor urban Calgary or Edmonton family medicine positions requiring practice readiness assessments;
- Rural family medicine positions will be considered on a case by case basis, depending on identified need of a particular community;
- Specialist positions will be considered on a case by case basis;
- AHS acknowledges the medical workforce and the needs of Albertans are complex and that these indicators are not perfect Additional indicators and considerations, are included within the sponsorship request forms.
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If you have questions about CPSA requirements, please visit the CPSA website..