Medical Council of Canada

MCCEE

Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination

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.

Who is eligible?

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:

You need to pass the MCCEE before you can take the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part I. See the application and eligibility page for all of the MCCEE eligibility criteria.

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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.

Examination at a glance

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

MCCEE 2017 session dates Fee Results
Jan. 9 – 22  $1,780 Results are available approx. seven weeks after the last day of the exam session.

See Results for more information.

March 6 – 26
May 1 – 14
Sept. 4 – 17
Oct. 30 – Nov. 12

 

MCCEE 2018 session dates Fee Results
Jan. 8 – 21 To be determined Results are available approx. seven weeks after the last day of the exam session.

See Results for more information.

March 5 – 25
May 7 – 20
Sept. 3 – 16
Oct. 29 – Nov. 11

You can find more details on our Scheduling page.

What is the best time for the MCCEE?

You can apply to take the MCCEE any time.
Please please visit mccevolution.ca to find out more on the examinations the MCC offers.

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.