Who are Peer Assessors?

Assessors are typically physicians who, as part of their own commitment to self-regulation, assist the College in conducting assessments of members who most closely match their scope of practice. We carefully screen peer assessors, and provide training in conducting the assessment and delivering feedback in support of practice improvement. Due to increasing specialization of practices, it is not always possible to assign an assessor with the same specialty certification as the assessed physician. In such cases, we make every effort to ensure the closest possible match between the physician’s and assessor’s scopes of practice. For example, a dermatologist familiar with laser tattoo removal might be assigned to assess a family physician performing laser tattoo removal, even though their specialties are different.