Osteopathic

Registration in the osteopathic class permits a registrant to practise in the field of musculoskeletal medicine, primarily in the musculoskeletal system and associated conditions. Osteopathic registrants may not practise primary care obstetrics or surgery.

Eligibility

To be granted osteopathic registration an applicant must:

  • be a graduate of a school or college of osteopathic medicine accredited by the American Osteopathic Association, acceptable to the Registration Committee,
  • have successfully completed
    • postgraduate training and certification in a program accredited by the American Osteopathic Association, acceptable to the Registration Committee, and
    • the three-part comprehensive osteopathic medical licensing examinations administered by the United States National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners, and
  • be legally entitled to live and work in Canada.

Application Process

Applicants who meet all of the requirements for osteopathic registration should contact the College to obtain an application package at registration@cpsbc.ca.

As this type of registration requires a preliminary assessment of credentials, a non-refundable preliminary assessmentĀ fee of C$600 applies. This fee must be submitted with the application for registration form. Acceptable methods of payment include Visa, MasterCard, or a bank draft, money order or cheque from a Canadian bank, made payable to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia.

Note: Osteopathic physicians who have completed an allopathic ACGME-accredited postgraduate program in family medicine or a specialty may be considered for registration in the full class, rather than limiting their practice to the musculoskeletal system and associated conditions.