As a rule, the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE) is required for any graduate of a medical school outside of Canada or the U.S., as well as any graduate of a U.S. School of Osteopathic Medicine.
In certain cases, however, you may request an exemption. A MCCEE exemption means you can apply directly to take the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part I without first having to take the MCCEE.
- A specialist certified by one of the following:
- Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
- College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)
- A member board of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)
- An international medical graduate whose medical school is identified by a Canada Sponsor Note in the World Directory of Medical Schools.
- A U.S. osteopath who graduated from an AOA-accredited U.S. School of Osteopathic Medicine
This specialty certification must be valid when you apply for your MCCEE exemption and when you apply for the MCCQE Part I.
- Log into the portal at physiciansapply.ca. You will need to create an account if you do not already have one. Within the portal, follow the steps to submit a Source Verification Request (SVR). NOTE: If you have previously had your medical degree/diploma source verified, you do not have to use the portal and can go straight to the next steps.
- Once you have submitted your SVR request, complete and submit an exemption request, exemption agreement and credit card authorization form. (Click here to download all these documents in one bundle.)
- Submit a copy of your RCPSC, CFPC or ABMS certificate.
Please allow two to three weeks for the MCC to process your exemption request after we receive your documents. You will receive a message through your physiciansapply.ca account after we have completed our review. See the Fees page for more information about the cost of requesting an MCCEE exemption.