Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination

You must take the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE) if you want to practise medicine in Canada and have graduated or are within 20 months of graduating from:

  • A medical school outside Canada or the U.S. that is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools. Please see our latest news post regarding IMED and WDMS for more information.
  • A U.S. School of Osteopathic Medicine

You need to pass the MCCEE before you can take the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part I or the National Assessment Collaboration (NAC) Examination.

What is the MCCEE?

The MCCEE is a four-hour computer-based exam that assesses your basic medical knowledge and readiness to enter your first year of supervised postgraduate training in Canada. It includes 180 multiple-choice questions covering:

  • Child health
  • Maternal health
  • Adult health
  • Mental health
  • Population health and ethics

Many questions focus on general practice. To see a sample MCCEE question, view an online demo or learn more about the exam objectives, visit our MCCEE preparation resources page.

You can take the MCCEE in English or French.

How do I take the MCCEE?

To apply for the MCCEE, create an account at physiciansapply.ca and follow the steps after you log into the portal. Once you have paid your application fee, your MCCEE application has been reviewed and you have received your “Authorization to Test” number, you can schedule your exam at one of the more than 500 test centres operated by our global partner, Prometric.

You can apply to take the MCCEE at any time. Below is a list of upcoming MCCEE session dates. Sessions are generally held on weekdays, though some test centres may hold examinations on Saturdays or Sundays.

MCCEE session dates: 2016 Fee Results 
Jan. 4 – 17 $1,737 Results are available approximately seven weeks after the last day of the examination session. See our Results page for more information.
March 7 – 27
May 2 – 22
Sept. 5 – 18
Oct. 31 – Nov. 13
MCCEE session dates: 2017 Fee Results
Jan. 9 – 22 To be determined at a later date. Results are available approximately seven weeks after the last day of the examination session. See our Results page for more information.
March 6 – 26
May 1 – 14
Sept. 4 – 17
Oct. 30 – Nov. 12

You can find more details on our Scheduling page.

When is the best time for the MCCEE?

You can apply to take the MCCEE any time.