What examinations does the MCC offer?
The Medical Council of Canada offers several examinations to help Canadian and international medical graduates and physicians become eligible to practise in Canada:
Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE)
If you graduated from a medical school outside of Canada or the U.S., or if you graduated from a U.S. School of Osteopathic Medicine, you must pass the MCCEE before you are eligible to practise in Canada. You also need to pass the MCCEE to apply for residency. Once you have passed the MCCEE, you may advance to the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part I.
Dates for the 2017 MCCEE sessions: Jan. 9 – 22, March 6 – 26, May 1 to 14, Sept. 4 to 17 and Oct. 30 – Nov. 12
National Assessment Collaboration (NAC) Examination
International medical graduates applying for residency through the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) must pass the NAC Examination, which tests for the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to enter a residency training program in Canada. The NAC Examination is available through provincial assessment programs. To take it, you must first pass the MCCEE.
Dates for the March 2017 NAC Exam: March 18, 2017, March 19, 2017 (if required)
Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part I
The MCC administers two qualifying examinations: the MCCQE Part I and the MCCQE Part II. You must pass both to become a Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC). You must pass the MCCQE Part I before you can take the MCCQE Part II.
Dates for the spring 2017 MCCQE Part I: April 24 to 28, 2017, May 1 to 5, 2017, May 8 to 11, 2017
Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part II
You must pass the MCCQE Part II before you can receive your LMCC qualification. You will also need to have successfully completed (or be close to completing) 12 months of postgraduate clinical medical training.
Dates for the spring 2017 MCCQE Part II: May 6 and 7, 2017
As of 2018, there will be changes to the MCC’s examination program, impacting all examinations. For more information on these changes, please visit mccevolution.ca.