Medical Council of Canada

Multiple Choice Questions

Multiple Choice Questions

The information below applies to the 2018 MCCQE Part I. For the information relating to the fall 2017 MCCQE Part I, please visit the following page.

The Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQ) component of the MCCQE Part I consists of 210 questions. The maximum time allotted for this component is four hours. You can flag questions, and return to those questions at any point during the MCQ portion of the exam.

Each MCQ has a stem and five options, of which only one is correct. An option is selected by clicking either the circle next to the options or clicking on the text of the option. An answer can be changed simply by selecting a different option. There is no penalty for incorrect answers.

All of the questions are presented in a single block. You may navigate freely between all of the MCQs.

Certain test items will have pictorial material presented in te form of photographs, diagrams, x rays, electrocardiograms, and graphic or tabulated material.

We have provided candidate instructions for the MCQ component to the MCCQE Part I.

MCQ example

An otherwise healthy 36-year old man presents to your office with a 4-week history of a generalized, intensely pruritic papular rash. On examination, he has excoriated papules and vesicles on wrists, sides of fingers, arms, and buttocks. No other abnormalities are noted. His 9-year-old son also has had itching on fingers and wrists. Which one of the following is the most likely diagnosis?