Oct. 27, 2011


For immediate release:

Oct. 27, 2011

The Medical Council of Canada elects Dr. Michael Marrin as President and welcomes its new members

Ottawa – Following the meeting of Council on Oct. 25, 2011, the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) welcomed Dr. Michael Marrin, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at McMaster University, as the new Council President for a one-year term. Dr. Marrin has served on Council since 1996 and was Vice-President last year.

“I’m delighted and honoured to have been elected to preside over the Medical Council of Canada during these exciting times,” said Dr. Marrin. “In 2012, Council will be celebrating its centennial year. In addition to commemorating our rich history, our centennial will also be an opportunity to move forward with the recommendations of the Assessment Review Task Force to allow the MCC to remain at the leading edge of medical assessment.”  

The incoming President said he also looks forward to working on the exciting projects MCC is undertaking including the harmonization of the Certification Examination in Family Medicine with the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part II, the Application for Medical Registration in Canada and the National Assessment Collaboration.  

Dr. Marrin completed his medical degree at McMaster University. He did his pediatric training at McMaster and Dalhousie universities and then completed his neonatal training at McMaster University.

The MCC also welcomed nine new members to Council at the Annual Meeting:

  • Member at Large: Ms. Alma Wiebe (Saskatchewan)
  • Medical regulatory authority members:
    • Dr. James Watters (Ontario)
    • Dr. Bing Guthrie (Northwest Territories)
    • Dr. Douglas Grant (Nova Scotia)
    • Dr. Karen Shaw (Saskatchewan)
  • University members:
    • Dr. Melissa A. Forgie (University of Ottawa)
    • Dr. Lisa Graves (Northern Ontario School of Medicine)
  • Resident member: Dr. Meggie Raymond (Fédération des médecins résidents du Québec)
  • Student Member: Mr. Marc-Antoine Marquis (Fédération médicale étudiante du Québec)

The Medical Council of Canada’s vision is to achieve “the highest level of medical care for Canadians through excellence in evaluation of physicians.” It conducts over 12,000 assessments of medical students and graduates every year through its three examinations. Its exams are offered in both official languages in sites across Canada, and in the case of its Evaluating Examination, in over 500 locations in 80 countries.


For more information:

Jessica Hertzog
Senior Communications Advisor
Medical Council of Canada
613-521-6012, ext. 2277