Exam preparation resources

The following resources will help you prepare for the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE).

MCCEE online demo

This online demo shows you how the computer-based testing interface works. It gives you a chance to learn about each feature of the software before your examination. The MCCEE online demo also includes 10 free sample questions — but please note the correct answers are not provided and your answers will not be scored.

MCCEE sample questions

Here is an example of the kind of multiple-choice question you will find in the MCCEE:

A 76-year-old man is brought to the Emergency Department by relatives who state that he had collapsed suddenly but regained consciousness within minutes. There was no seizure activity. His electrocardiogram showed a sinus rhythm (76/minute), a right bundle branch block and left anterior fascicular block (left axis deviation). Which one of the following most likely accounts for this man’s loss of consciousness?

  1. Ventricular tachycardia.
  2. Type I second degree artrioventricular block (Wenckebach).
  3. Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia.
  4. Intermittent heart block.
  5. Atrial flutter with 2 :1 artrioventricular block.

For more sample questions, take the free online sample test for the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part I, which contains multiple-choice questions similar to those in the MCCEE.

Self-Administered Evaluating Examination

The Self-Administered Evaluating Examination (SAE) is an online practice exam to help you test your level of preparation for the MCCEE. There are five different versions of the SAE, each consisting of 96 multiple-choice questions across six medical disciplines. Every version offers the same level of difficulty (i.e., SAE-EE 5 is not more difficult than SAE-EE 1). While the SAE does not cover all of the material in the MCCEE, it provides a good example of the type and style of questions that may be found in the MCCEE.

After completing the practice exam, you will receive immediate feedback via email on the number of correctly answered questions along with a comparison of how well you did compared to other MCCEE participants. You will not receive details about which questions you answered correctly or incorrectly. Please make sure you enter your email address correctly to receive your results.

Frequently asked questions

If you have questions about the MCCEE — for example, about the type of content tested or how the MCCEE relates to the MCCQE — we encourage you to review our MCCEE frequently asked questions.

DSM-5 terminology

In May 2013, the American Psychiatric Association published the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). The MCCEE questions have been updated to include the new DSM-5 terminology. When preparing for the MCCEE, please note that any questions that use DSM-5 wording will also include the equivalent language from the fourth edition (DSM-IV-TR) in brackets.

Objectives for the Qualifying Examination

When creating the MCCEE questions, the MCC’s test committees are guided by the Objectives for the Qualifying Examination, a document that outlines what candidates must know for any MCC examination. For this reason, the Objectives may be useful in your MCCEE preparation. We recommend you go through each clinical presentation and carefully read the related objectives. If you feel your knowledge or skill for any given objective is weak, this could indicate that you need further study in that area.

Reference books

The MCC has compiled a list of textbooks that may be useful in preparing for the MCCEE.