[lg policy] Language Policy: College of Physicians and Surgeons, Newfoundland and Labrador

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jan 22 17:05:36 UTC 2012

Policy - Fluency in English

 [Effective January 14, 2012]

In order to be granted a license by the College of Physicians and
Surgeons of Newfoundland and Labrador, applicants must establish their
fluency in the English language. Applicants are exempted from language
proficiency testing if their medical education and patient care
experience was in one of the countries that have English as a first
language (see list below).  All other applicants must have taken IELTS
or TOEFL iBT within the last 48 months at the time of application, and
achieved the following minimum score:

    IELTS academic version: minimum 7.0 in each of the components.

    TOEFL IBT academic version:  with a minimum score of 24 in
speaking and a minimum score of 20 in each of listening, writing and
reading. The total score required is 92.

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland and Labrador
recognizes the countries and dependencies listed below as having
English as the first language:

    Antigua and Barbuda
    New Zealand
    St. Kitts and Nevis
    St. Lucia
    St. Vincent and the Grenadines
    South Africa
    Trinidad and Tobago
    Virgin Islands (United Kingdom)
    Virgin Islands (United States)
    United Kingdom
    United States of America

Note:  While TOEFL and TSE are no longer available as tests of English
language ability, the College will continue to recognize TOEFL and TSE
scores if obtained within the last 48 months at the time of
application.  The minimum acceptable scores are:

    50 in the International Test of Spoken English (TSE), and,
    580 or a computer-based score of 237 on the International Test of
English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of the Educational Testing


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