When and how you will receive your MCCEE results
Approximately seven weeks after the last day of the examination session, you will receive a notification by email and a message in your physiciansapply.ca account stating that you can verify your final MCCEE result (e.g., pass, fail) through your account. Shortly after you receive this message, two documents will be uploaded to your account:
- The Statement of Results (SOR) includes your final result and total MCCEE score as well as the score that was required to pass the examination.
- The Supplemental Feedback Report (SFR) provides additional feedback on your exam performance, including your sub-scores and a comparison to other candidates.
To prevent fraud and to protect confidentiality, your MCCEE results are never given over the phone or by email.
If you are applying to an organization that requires you to submit certified copies of your SOR or SFR, you can request that the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) prepare and send these copies on your behalf. There is an administrative fee for this service.
You also have the option to share your results online with various medical organizations across Canada. This service is available free of charge through your physiciansapply.ca account.
Retaking the MCCEE
If you fail the MCCEE, there is no limit to the number of times you may attempt the exam. However, if you received a pass result on the MCCEE, you are not allowed to retake the exam in an attempt to get a higher score.
How long an MCCEE pass result is valid
There are no time restrictions on a pass result for the MCCEE, regardless of when or how long ago the examination was taken. If you received an MCCEE results letter before November 2005, the expiry date listed on that letter no longer applies. (Results letters that refer to the previous five-year validity period will not be re-issued, however.)
Having your MCCEE rescored
You may request to have your exam rescored only if you failed the MCCEE. (If you received a pass result, you are not eligible for the rescoring service.)
Rescoring your examination is unlikely to change your final MCCEE result, as your results are verified at least two times before they are sent to you. Any results close to the passing score undergo additional reviews. However, if you still wish to have your MCCEE rescored, you will need to follow the steps below within six weeks of receiving your SOR:
- Send us a message through your physiciansapply.ca account, using “MCCEE rescore” in the subject line.
- Submit a completed Credit Card Authorization form to email@example.com or by fax to 613-248-5234. When completing this form, be sure to:
- Check the box next to “Other Fee” and enter “Rescore for MCCEE” in the space provided
- Indicate the applicable fee for this service
There are three possible outcomes from the rescoring process:
- No change in your MCCEE score
- Change in your MCCEE score but no change in your final result
- Change in your MCCEE score plus a change from fail to pass
If there is an improvement in your MCCEE score, you will receive a refund of the rescoring fee. A new SOR and SFR will also be uploaded to your physiciansapply.ca account.
See Rescoring by the MCC for more details on the rescoring process.
Requesting a reconsideration or appeal
If you consider your exam day performance to have been affected by:
- procedural irregularities
- emergent circumstances
You may request to have your MCCEE results reconsidered by the MCC.You can also make this request if you have been denied a final result, including being denied entry to future MCC exams.
To request a reconsideration of your MCCEE final result, follow the steps below:
- Send us a message through your physiciansapply.ca account within 15 calendar days of the date indicated on your SOR.
- Use “Reconsideration of MCCEE final result” as the subject line.
- Provide detailed information about why you are requesting a reconsideration of your MCCEE results in the body of your message.
You may not request a reconsideration based on the content of the examination. In addition, you may be asked to submit documentation to support your request for reconsideration.
Once your request is received, it will be reviewed by the Executive Director who has the authority to determine whether the request for reconsideration will be heard by the Evaluating Examination Composite Committee’s (EECC). You will receive a message through your physiciansapply.ca account when a decision has been made within four weeks of the date the request was submitted.
Once you have received the Evaluating Examination Composite Committee’s (EECC) reconsideration decision, you may choose to appeal it.
To appeal the EECC’s reconsideration decision, follow the steps below:
- Send us a message through your physiciansapply.ca account within 30 days of the date indicated on EECC’s reconsideration decision letter.
- Use “Appeal of EECC’s reconsideration decision” in the subject line.
- Provide detailed information about why you are requesting an appeal of the EECC’s reconsideration decision in the body of your message.
- Indicate if you wish the appeal to be heard in English or in French.
- Submit a completed Credit card authorization form.
Once your request is received, it will be reviewed by the Executive Director. You will receive a message through your physiciansapply.ca account once the review is complete, within three weeks of the date you submitted your appeal request.