Results

When and how you will receive your MCCEE results

Approximately seven weeks after the last day of the examination session, you will receive an email notification stating that you can verify your final MCCEE result (e.g., pass, fail) through your physiciansapply.ca 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 for reasons of 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 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 “borderline” results (i.e., 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 Statement of Results:

  1. Send us a message through your physiciansapply.ca account, using “MCCEE rescore” in the subject line.
  2. Submit a completed Credit Card Authorization form to service@mcc.ca 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 for 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.

Reconsiderations and appeals

Reconsiderations

If you consider your MCCEE I results to have been prejudiced by the conduct (but not the content) of the examination or have been denied a final result (including being denied entry to future MCC exams) you may ask to have your MCCEE results reconsidered by the MCC.

To request a reconsideration of your MCCEE final result, follow the steps below:

  1. Send us a message through your physiciansapply.ca account within 14 days of the date indicated on your Statement of Results.
  2. Use “Reconsideration of MCCEE final result” as the subject line of your message.
  3. Provide detailed information about why you are requesting a reconsideration of your MCCEE results in the body of your message.

Once your request is received, it can take up to four weeks to be processed. You will receive a message through your physiciansapply.ca account when a decision has been made.

Appeals

If desired, you may choose to appeal the Evaluating Examination Composite Committee’s (EECC) reconsideration decision.

To appeal the EECC’s reconsideration decision, follow the steps below:

  1. Send us a message through your physiciansapply.ca account within 45 days of the date indicated on EECC’s  reconsideration decision letter.
  2. Use “Appeal of EECC’s reconsideration decision” as the subject line of your message.
  3. Provide detailed information about why you are requesting an appeal of the EECC’s reconsideration decision in the body of your message.
  4. Indicate if you wish the appeal to be heard in English or in French.

Once we receive your request, it will be sent to the Executive Director for review. You will receive a message through your physiciansapply.ca account once the review of your request is complete.