Research and development

In order to achieve the highest standard of medical care for Canadians, the Medical Council of Canada has a strong commitment to research and development, and is engaged in many supporting activities including:


  • Providing support to a variety of groups and individuals
  • Managing data requests for outcome studies
  • Publishing research reports in physician assessment


  • Designing new tools to assess and evaluate physicians in clinical practice
  • Developing new examinations and assessments


  • Liaising with sister organizations, presenting at conferences and publishing in peer-reviewed journals
  • Consulting in areas of research, development and psychometrics
  • Producing the Deans’ Reports and other special reports

Data requests

The following section highlights the guidelines to follow in order to request data from the MCC: