Welcome to MCAP
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MCAP was established after having observed International Medical Graduates in the Alberta International Medical Graduate Program OSCE at the University of Calgary. Based on these observations, the MCAP Classroom program was developed to assist IMGs to meet the communication requirements associated with North American medical practice. The program was made possible with funding from the Governments of Alberta and Canada and has been leading the way for IMGs since 2005.
MCAP Online was developed in 2011 and is a competency based, outcomes driven training program to assist IMGs to successfully move through the steps to licensure and into the workplace.
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70% of MCAP Graduates are in the healthcare system (fully licensed and in practice or in residency programs or working as a Clinical or Surgical Assistant).
MCAP was one of the projects selected by the University of Calgary for its research and innovation and highlighted in the publication "Research in Action: Building a Great City - Changing the World".
MCAP has been statistically proven to be effective.
MCAP Initiatives have been made possible through the support of the following organizations
MCAP was supported by the Faculty of Medicine from 2004 to 2012. Both classroom and online versions were offered during this time. When funding stopped, it was agreed upon with Research and Legal Services that MCAP could continue to be offered privately.
MCAP was supported by the Post Graduate Education department at the University of Alberta. The MCAP Classroom version was offered from 2008 to 2010. In 2012, MCAP Online was launched.
RPAP supported the pilot of MCAP Online Plus for Rural Alberta initiative that is currently taking place.
MCAP Classroom and MCAP Online were made possible with funding from the Government of Canada from 2007 to 2013.
MCAP Classroom and MCAP Online have been made possible with funding from the Government of Alberta from 2006 to 2013 and again in 2016 to 2017.