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About the Program

Format: workshop, case-based education

Time Commitment: 2 days (weekend)

Cost: $1,800 + HST


  • An introduction to the CFPC certification exam components
  • Detailed analysis of the Simulated Office Oral (SOO) marking scheme
  • Opportunity to practice a mini-Short Answer Management Problems (SAMPS) exam and review the marking scheme
  • Opportunity to participate in four practice SOOs and to receive immediate feedback on performance

How can this program help you improve the way you care for your patients?

The OCFP offers a preparatory workshop for the CFPC Certification Exam which allows Practise Eligible Candidates an opportunity to train and participate in mock exams, learn about the test components of the CFPC Exam, and become familiar with the marking criteria before they sit for the actual exam through CFPC.

How could you benefit from this program?

This workshop is meant for trained physicians (including International Medical Graduates) that are working in Canada under the supervision of another medical professional and are eligible to participate in certification examinations. By successfully completing the CFPC Exam, trained physicians receive their Certification in Family Medicine, and will be able to use the designation CCFP (Certification in The College of Family Physicians).

When is this workshop offered?

We offer this workshop three to four times a year. Visit “Our Events” page for registration information

How might this workshop benefit residents?

We recruit resident volunteers to assist with the delivery of these workshops. Through this experience, residents are provided an opportunity to practice four Simulated Office Orals (SOOs). Past resident volunteers have indicated that the experience was very much worth their time and effort and that it provided them with valuable insight into the SOO component of the certification exam. Volunteer residents are provided a travel stipend as a token of appreciation for their time.

Qualifying to Practise

For information about qualifying to practise medicine in Ontario please visit the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

Meet Our Workshop Faculty