NAC OSCE Preparation Course

Our NAC OSCE Preparation Course is the most comprehensive in Canada. With Live
and online Zoom classes, it helps you improve your
NAC OSCE score and skill set. NAC OSCE Preparation Course at Sure Success includes live classes as well as video recordings of all lectures, so that you may review them whenever you choose until the day of your exam. Our NAC OSCE Preparation course includes Mock tests, cases with SPs, critical feedback, training materials, and practice sessions to help you improve your skills. Those interested in enrolling in the NAC OSCE Preparation Course are invited to
attend a free session. There's no obligation.

In our NAC OSCE Preparation course, you will be able to take mock tests and case studies with SPs in addition to receiving critical feedback and course materials.

NAC OSCE Preparation with Canada's Best

The NAC OSCE Preparation Course at Sure Success is designed in accordance with the most up-to-date guidelines, helping you to prepare for the exam, strengthen your skillset, and boost your chances of getting a higher score.
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NAC OSCE candidates have an uphill battle to improve their abilities.
Sure Success offers weekend classes and Mock tests every Wednesday
to help you familiarize yourself with the procedure and get a head start on your preparation.

Whether you're an IMG looking for the NAC OSCE preparation or a full-time worker with a busy schedule, this is the course for you. You'll get access to our NAC OSCE Preparation Course materials and video recordings of our live sessions via Zoom...allowing you to study at your own pace and convenience.
In-person as well as online NAC OSCE preparation course is offered via Zoom, allowing our students to stay connected regardless of whether they are in Mississauga, Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Montreal, Ottawa or
any part of Canada.

NAC OSCE Preparation In The Comfort Of Your Own Home

We at Sure Success Canada are happy to provide a learning environment that is both highly interactive and patient-centered. Whether you join us online or in person, you can count on us to help you prepare for the NAC OSCE in a professional and timely manner.

What is NAC OSCE?

The NAC OSCE is a clinical examination conducted by the National Assessment Collaboration in Canada. NAC OSCE accesses the knowledge, skill-set and clinical approach that are required of an International Medical Graduate (IMG) to transition into a private clinical practice as well as postgraduate medical training in Canada.

How long is the NAC OSCE exam?

The NAC OSCE is a one-day exam that determines your preparedness to enter a Canadian residency program.

NAC OSCE exam consists of 9-10 clinical stations that present and evaluate clinical scenarios and problems with a SP (Standardized Patient) seen in regular medical practice as well as in hospital settings. All candidates rotate through the same series of stations. You have to spend 11 minutes in each station with 2 minutes in between. Each station may have either one or more components of history taking, counseling, physical exam followed by a question and answer session with the examiner (around 3 minutes).

There are several tasks that may be asked for you to complete in each
station. You may be required to complete one or more of the following:

  • History taking
  • Verbally describe a physical exam
  • Manage a patient problem
  • Counselling a patient/family member
  • Answer SPs questions
  • Summarize and present findings
  • Read or reference materials pertaining to a patient including chart, test results or medication
  • Interact with nursing staff

There are two sittings of the NAC OSCE exam each year around March and September. Passing the QE1 first, is no longer a prerequisite. In other words you may take the QE1 after the NAC exam. The deadline to apply for either the March or September exam is usually several months ahead.

From October 2021 onwards 2021 NAC OSCE exam will be offered “in-person." The “virtual” NAC OSCE exam will no longer be offered.


Compared to the USMLE 2CS and USMLE Step 3 Exam, the emphasis of the NAC Exam is quite different. It is based on a distinct set of particular expertise. It focuses on skills not taught in medical school such as communication, organization, and approach to common medical issues. These are essential to succeed on the test.

At Sure Success we cover and practice diagnosis, history taking skills, empathy, counseling, post-encounter questions and discussions, and how to take verbal physical exams, all according to up-to-date Canadian guidelines.

We create an environment that is as close to the real NAC OSCE exam setting as possible including experienced, high-scoring SPs, examination tables, necessary tools, x-ray images, instructor evaluations and more. We work with you to enhance your skills in multiple areas such as communication, organization, history taking, data interpretation, language fluency, physical examinations, investigations, diagnosis and treatment plan and management.

Students practice basic bedside manners and how to interview SPs while maintaining Canadian Ethical standards and the required confidentiality.

We also focus on body language, physician approach, effective communication with patients, physical examinations, timing and sequencing of history. We assist to prepare scripts and practice high yield clinical scenarios for the NAC OSCE Exam. We also hold focused strategy sessions and frequent mock examination sessions in small groups (6-8 physicians per group). 

The most common error those who are preparing for NAC OSCE do is that they study for it as if it is a college course, i.e., on their own. But studies have shown that the more sense perceptions are involved in learning, the better is the outcome because your memory tends to retain the acquired concepts longer compared to when only reading and comprehension are used.

When you study on your own, you tend to only read and remember the concepts; whereas with us, you not only read but will have a chance to practice i.e., speaking as well as listening, taking notes, learning current guidelines as well as sharing notes with your peers. On top of that, all of our lectures are recorded, and you may keep them until your exam date, watch as many times as you like. And you don’t have to record them, we will record and send you the recorded video to your Google Drive, that way you can also save the disc space in your computer. 

NAC OSCE Preparation Course Lecture Highlights

Highly interactive, patient-focused learning environment - whether you attend online or in-person.

All materials are in accordance with the most up-to-date Canadian guidelines.

Practical hands-on experience through a Standardized Patient (SP) class component.

Mock exam sessions and post-encounter questions preparation.

Cutting-edge software and technology including studio mics to ensure voice clarity during lectures.

Saturday Classes are held at
University of Toronto-Downtown
(Bahen Centre)

Clinical Observership

A 12-week Clinical Observership program, which offers direct interaction with patients at a Family Medicine clinic. Contact us for more details.

NAC OSCE Preparation Course at any time 

Choose Your Own Pace

Attend a Free


No Obligation

 Classes Are Offered Year Round

Regular fee for the entire
Preparation Course

NAC OSCE Preparation Course

Clinical Oberservership

Interactions with real patients in a Family Medicine Clinic


Clinical Observership

Saturday class Plus
Mock Test on Wednesdays

 Prep Course Structure

NAC OSCE Exam Course

No prior study is required. We will help you understand, retain, and practically apply your knowledge so that you are prepared for the
NAC OSCE exam.

NAC OSCE Prep Course

All coursework is taught by practicing physicians & residents

Tutorials + Mock Test (Group) 
Including 12-Week Observership