Scheduling

Selecting a centre

  • During the online application process, you must select up to three examination centres, in order of preference
    • The likelihood of being assigned to a particular centre does not improve if you choose only one centre
  • The Medical Council of Canada (MCC) makes every effort to provide you with a space at one of your requested centres; however, it cannot guarantee your assignment to one of these centres

Confirmation of centre assignment

  • Once MCC staff has assigned centres for all accepted candidates, by the end of August, candidates will be sent a communication to confirm their centre assignment information online
  • A notice will also be posted on the MCC website
  • Approximately two weeks following the designated scheduling period, a message will be sent to all candidates informing them that their Entrance card package is now available through their account; instructions on how to view and print the entrance card package will also be provided in this message

Scheduling the examination date online

The MCC cannot guarantee that you will be able to schedule your examination on a specific day within the examination period.

  • You will be required to schedule your examination date through your account during the designated MCCQE Part I scheduling period
  • Each centre has restrictions based on the size of its computer lab and the number of days it can provide the examination
  • Even if your assigned centre is only running for one day, you must schedule your examination date online in order to obtain your Personal Identification Number (PIN), which is required to log onto the computer on examination day
  • If you do not schedule your examination date during the designated MCCQE Part I Scheduling period, an MCC staff member will manually assign you to one of the remaining available days at your assigned centre

Request for scheduling

  • In the event of a significant conflict (for example, another examination, overseas travel restrictions, etc.), a candidate may request consideration, in advance of the designated MCCQE Part I scheduling period, to not be scheduled on a specific day
  • You cannot ‘change’ examination sessions. If you are assigned a centre, date and time to take the examination in the spring session, and wish to delay taking the examination until the following fall session or beyond, you will need to withdraw your application (the withdrawal administration fee will apply), and reapply when you wish to take the examination
  • Notice of such a conflict, with supporting documentation and payment of the pre-scheduling fee, should be submitted once confirmation of centre assignment is obtained and the dates available at each of the centres are known

Examination centre changes after centre assignment

Deadlines, fees, procedure for centre change requests:

  • After you have been assigned to a centre, a request for a centre change (within the session you applied for) will be considered, provided that a written request is submitted to the MCC by Wednesday, September 27, 2017 and space is available at the requested centre
  • A centre change fee will apply if the requested change can be accommodated
  • When submitting a centre change request, you should keep in mind that if the MCCQE Part I scheduling period has already begun or has ended, the dates available at the requested centre will likely be very limited

Examination date changes after the date has been scheduled

Deadlines, fees, procedure for date change requests:

  • A request for a date change will be considered provided that a written request is submitted to the MCC no later than Wednesday, September 27, 2017 and space is available on the requested date
  • A date change fee will apply if the requested change can be accommodated
  • If a centre change is required to accommodate the requested date change (and only if you approve this change), only the centre change fee will apply