The multiple-choice questions (MCQ) component to the MCCQE Part I consists of seven sections, with 28 questions each, for a total of 196 questions. The maximum time allotted for this component is 3 ½ hours.
Each multiple-choice question 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. You can change your answer by simply selecting a different option. Points are not deducted for incorrect answers. Once you submit the answers to a particular section, you will not be allowed to return to that section.
Certain questions have pictorial material presented in the form of photographs, diagrams, x-rays, electrocardiograms, and graphic or tabulated material.
Click here to read the candidate instructions for the MCCQE Part I multiple-choice questions component.
- 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?