Certification Examination in Family Medicine – clinical skills component

The Medical Council of Canada (MCC) collaborated on a joint clinical assessment with the College of Family Physicians of Canada. This assessment, the Clinical Skills Component (CSC), was offered as part of the Certification Examination in Family Medicine from 2013 to 2015. It included both Objective Structure Clinical Examination stations and Simulated Office Orals.

While both organizations no longer offer a joint assessment, CSC results remain valid and comparable to the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part II results. Candidates who passed were awarded the Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC).

All candidates who took the CSC received a Statement of Results from MCC that included the candidate’s final result (e.g., pass/fail), total score and the MCC pass score. Scores were reported on a standard-score scale that ranged from 50 to 950.

To obtain their LMCC, family medicine residents must now take the MCCQE Part II separately from the Certification Examination in Family Medicine.