Assessment Verification Period (AVP) Policy

Published: October 30, 2016

by Council of Ontario Faculties of Medicine

International medical graduates undergo a mandatory period of assessment to determine if they can function at their appointed level of training, prior to full acceptance into a medical program. International medical graduates who intend on practicing medicine in Canada undergo an assessment known as the Assessment Verification Period (AVP). This policy provides guidelines for Program Directors who are performing AVP assessments for international medical graduate students.