Acronym Reference Chart

IRCC Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada Department – funding
FQR Foreign Qualification Recognition

(FQRWG – working group)

Department – funding
IMGs* International Medical Graduates Label *many names
IEHPs Internationally Educated Healthcare Professionals Label
CSAs Canadians Studying Abroad Label
Important Organizations
AIMGP Alberta International Medical Graduate Program Residency Program
CPSA College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta Regulatory Body – AB
FMRAC Federation of Medical Regulatory Authorities of Canada Head of all regulatory bodies (pan Canadian)
AHS Alberta Health Services – needed to secure sponsorship for PRA/Other occupation postings Organization
AHW Alberta Health Workforce Department
ACSAP Alberta Clinical and Surgical Assistant Program Provincial Program
MCC Medical Council of Canada Organization
RCFP Royal College of Family Physicians Organization
ACFP Alberta College of Family Physicians Organization – education
Application & Registration
PRA Practice Ready (Readiness) Assessment – via CPSA Pathway option
AMA Alberta Medical Association Organization
CaRMs Canadian Resident Matching Service Organization
Physician’ Apply (PCRC) n/a Credential portal
LMCC Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada Canadian medical registry
EE MCC – Evaluating Exam Standardized medical exam
QE1 MCC – Qualifying Exam – Part 1 Standardized medical exam
QE2 MCC – Qualifying Exam – Part 2 Standardized medical exam
NAC OSCE National Assessment Collaboration, Objective Structured Clinical Examination Standardized medical exam
MMI Multiple Mini-Interviews Exam – part of Alberta Process
IELTS International English Language Testing System Language Requirement Test
TOEFL Test Of English as a Foreign Language Language Requirement Test – phased out effective 2018
PFSP Physician and Family Support Program Counselling Service program through AMA
CME Continuing Medical Education – University of Calgary Department – education