The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Prince Edward Island was formed from the Medical Board of PEI in 1988. It is responsible for licensing all physicians on PEI, handling complaints against physicians, and delivering disciplinary action.
A Council for the College is given responsibility by PEI legislation under the Medical Act of Prince Edward Island to regulate the profession.
The College of Physicians and Surgeons is not responsible for hiring physicians. This process is the responsibility of the Provincial Government.
In order to work in PEI as an International Medical Graduate without Canadian qualifications, the applicant needs to have received a job offer or “expression of interest” by the Government. If an applicant is uncertain as to whether or not he/she has the necessary qualifications, CVs should be sent to the Physician Recruitment Coordinator with the Department of Health and Wellness, firstname.lastname@example.org, who will review the application to assess suitability for current vacancies in the province. If a job offer or “expression of interest” is received, the applicant would then send the required documents to this College office.
Normally, to obtain a licence in PEI, it is required to have the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Exam, the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Exams Part I and Part II and to have Canadian qualifications and clinical experience. The potential applicant can also check the Government website at www.healthjobspei.ca