Canadian Medical Examinations

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Mission: With key stakeholders, the Medical Council of Canada: Develops, validates and implements tools and strategies to evaluate physicians’ competence; and Maintains a national registry of physicians and their qualifications throughout their professional careers (Canadian Medical Register) The Medical Council of Canada (MCC) was established in 1912 by the authority of the Canadian Medical Act to address concerns about the lack of a standardized process of assessing physician competency and the potential risk to patients because of this gap. The founder, Sir Thomas Roddick, and his colleagues worked for eighteen years to build consensus about national medical qualifications. An overview of the licensure process to be followed by international…show more content…
In the morning, candidates have a maximum of 31/2 hours to complete a series of multiple choice questions. In the afternoon, candidates have a maximum of 4 hours to complete the clinical decision making component. Examination preparation materials for the MCCQE Part I can be found at http://mcc.ca/examinations/mccqe-part-i/exam-preparation-resources/. Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examinations (MCCQE) Part II Successful completion of the MCCQE Part I examination is a prerequisite for writing the MCCQE Part II examination. The MCCQE Part II is an Objective-Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) which assesses the knowledge, skills and attitudes essential for medical licensure in Canada. It is comprised of a series of clinical stations at which candidates are expected to interact with a Standardized Patient in the same manner as they would they interact with actual patients while being observed by a Physician Examiner. Although the examination is approximately 3 hours long, candidates should plan to be at the examination site for a minimum of 51/2 to 6 hours. Examination preparation materials for the MCCQE Part II can be found at

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