Results

Release of results
How results are communicated
Fails
Rescore requests
Appeals
Validity period of the MCCEE pass result

Release of results

Approximately seven weeks after the last day of the examination session, candidates will receive an email notification stating that they can verify their pass/fail result through their physiciansapply.ca accounts. The Statement of Results and the supplemental feedback report will be posted in candidates’ physiciansapply.ca accounts shortly thereafter. In order to prevent errors or fraud and for reasons of confidentiality, results cannot be given over the phone, by fax or by email.

How results are communicated

The Medical Council of Canada (MCC) issues a Statement of Results (SoR) and a Supplemental Feedback Report (SFR) to candidates through their physiciansapply.ca account. The SoR includes the candidate’s final result and total score as well as the score that was required to pass the examination. The purpose of the SFR is to provide candidates with supplemental information on their relative strengths and weaknesses, based on their performance across the different domains that were assessed by the test form of the examination that was administered.  For additional information about the latest enhancements and samples of these documents, please see the Scoring page.

Candidates applying to an organization that requires submission of certified copies of the Statement of Results or the supplemental feedback report can request that the MCC send certified copies. There is an administrative fee for this service.

Fails

The MCC does not limit the number of times a candidate may attempt the MCCEE. However, candidates with a pass result on the MCCEE cannot retake the examination in an attempt to obtain a higher score.

Rescore requests

Rescores are available to candidates who have failed the MCCEE; candidates with a pass result are not eligible for this service. Final results are verified at least twice before being sent to candidates. Borderline results (i.e., those within a close range of the passing score) undergo additional reviews.

Given this extensive verification process, it is unlikely that a rescore will change the final result. However, if eligible candidates wish to proceed with this service, they must follow the steps below within six weeks of the date on their Statement of Results:

  • Send a message through their physiciansapply.ca account with MCCEE Rescore in the subject line
  • Submit a completed Credit card authorization form
    • Check the box next to Other Fee and indicate Rescore for MCCEE in the space provided
    • Indicate the applicable fee
    • Send the completed Credit card authorization form by email (service@mcc.ca) or by fax (613-248-5234)

MCC will refund the candidate’s rescore fees and issue new results documents if the process leads to a score increase.

For additional information, see Rescoring by the MCC.

Appeals

Any MCCEE candidate who has been denied standing, including any denial of entry to future examinations, or who considers that the results of an examination have been prejudiced by the conduct of the examination may appeal to the Central Examination Committee. Candidates cannot seek to appeal the content on the examination.

Any candidate wishing to launch an appeal must notify the Executive Director in writing within 45 days of the decision of the Evaluating Examination Composite Committee. For more information on the appeal process for the MCCEE, please review the guidelines for appeal.

Validity period of the MCCEE pass result

In November 2005, the policy that limited the validity period of the MCCEE pass result to five years was abolished. Therefore, there are no longer any restrictions on a candidate’s pass result on the MCCEE. The expiry date on the MCCEE result letters issued prior to November 2005 no longer applies. This policy change applies only to candidates whose last MCCEE status is a pass result, regardless of when and how long ago the examination was taken.

The Canadian regulatory and educational bodies have been advised of this change and have access to candidates’ examination result history and current status. MCCEE result letters that refer to the five-year validity period will not be re-issued.