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January 27, 2009

The Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) invites interested pharmacists to consider participating as an assessor for the PEBC Qualifying Examination – Part II (OSCE). The national exam will be held on Sunday May 24, 2009 at sites in both Edmonton and Calgary.

To qualify you must have been licensed in Canada for at least three years and you must currently be a member in good standing and providing or directly supervising patient care services, including dispensing, clinical and drug information services.

Assessors will be involved in the objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) that is used to evaluate candidates as a prerequisite for registration with ACP and most other Canadian colleges. The exam is designed to assess communication/ interpersonal skills, the application of knowledge to simulations of commonly encountered patient scenarios, and other aspects of professional competence that do not lend well to written examination.

Preceptors in the practice setting (e.g., for structured practical training, internship and clerkship programs) and occasional teaching assistants in years 1 and 2 of the academic program would normally qualify as assessors.

Information about the examination, guidelines for the selection of assessors, as well as an assessor interest survey and response form can be found on the PEBC website.

Interested pharmacists outside of Edmonton and Calgary are welcome to apply as assessors. Some travel expenses may be paid to out-of-town assessors.

Edmonton site please contact:

Judith Makarowski
O.S.C.E Coordinator- Edmonton
Standardized Patients Program
Health Sciences Council
University of Alberta
300 Campus Tower
8625-112 Street
Tel.: (780)492-2527
Fax: (780)492-2874

Calgary site, please send your response by email (preferred) or fax to:

Yoshiko Shimizu
6 Glenmount Cresc. SW
Calgary, AB   T3E 4B3
Tel.: (403) 475-0566