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CFPC Exam Orientation Workshop

About the workshop

We offer a preparatory 2-day workshop for the College of Family Physicians (CFPC) Certification Exam.

Through this workshop, practice eligible candidates will learn about test components, participate in mock exams and become familiar with the marking criteria before they sit for the actual exam.  

A group of students sitting at a long desk taking notes during class.

Workshop benefits

  • Gain an introduction to CFPC certification exam components.
  • Receive a detailed analysis of the Simulated Office Oral (SOO) marking scheme. 
  • Apply your learnings by practising a mini-Short Answer Management Problems exam (SAMPS) and review the marking scheme. 
  • Participate in four practice SOOs and receive immediate feedback on performance. 

Who should take 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 can use the designation CCFP. 

As the professional home for Ontario’s 15,000+ family physicians, the OCFP supports and advocates for the role of the family physician as the foundation of an effective health system. More comprehensive-care family physicians are needed to serve populations across the province. The CFPC Exam Orientation Workshop is one way the OCFP is helping to increase the number of practicing family physicians in Ontario. 

Workshop Details


Ontario College of Family Physicians  
400 University Ave, Suite 2100
Toronto, ON

Mount Sinai Hospital, Joseph & Wolf Lebovic Health Complex  
60 Murray St, 4th Floor
Toronto, ON

Cost: $2,300 + HST 

Our Facilitators:

Valerie Migicovsky MD CCFP
Affiliated with the University of Ottawa Department of Family Medicine

Yu Shan (Wendy) Zhang MD CCFP
Affiliated with the University of Ottawa Department of Family Medicine

Tania Zakhem MD CCFP
Affiliated with the University of Ottawa Department of Family Medicine

Eileen TenCate MD CCFP
Affiliated with the University of Toronto Department of Family Medicine

Qualifying to practice 

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

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