The Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination Part II assesses the competence of candidates, specifically the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential for medical licensure in Canada prior to entry into independent clinical practice.
This examination consists of a series of clinical stations including pilot stations that do not count towards a candidate’s total score. At each station, a brief written statement introduces a clinical problem and directs the candidate to appropriately examine a standardized (simulated) patient as well as perform activities such as obtaining a focused history, conducting a focused physical examination, or assessing and addressing the patient’s issues. Candidates may be asked to answer specific questions related to the patient, interpret X-rays or the results of other investigations, make a diagnosis and/or write admission orders.
This examination includes problems in Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Preventive Medicine and Community Health, Psychiatry and Surgery, as well as in similar disciplines considered essential for competence in general medicine and health care.
Family medicine residents and College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) practice-eligible candidates are encouraged to take the new Certification Examination in Family Medicine instead of the MCCQE Part II. Candidates must apply to the Certification Examination in Family Medicine through the CFPC. For more information, please visit cfpc.ca.
Examination at a glance
|Dates||Fee||Application information||Examination centres*||Results|
Main application deadline:
Final application deadline:
|Atla.||Calgary (E), Edmonton (E)||Spring session:
Results for the spring session will be available by the end of June.Fall session:
Results for the fall session will be available by the end of December.
|Sat., Oct. 25andSun., Oct. 26||
Late applications after Sun., June 22, 2014:
Late applications after Wed., July 9, 2014:
|B.C.||Vancouver (E), Victoria (E)|
|N.L.||St. John’s (E)|
|Ont.||Hamilton (E), Kingston (E), London (E), Ottawa (E), Sudbury (E), Toronto (E)|
|Que.||Montreal I (E), Montreal II (F), Quebec (F), Sherbrooke (F)|
* The centres are subject to change.
- For information regarding centre assignment, please visit the Centre selection page
- The MCCQE Part II centres are not bilingual; each centre is designated as either English (E) or French (F).
- Candidates will be scheduled for two short sessions over the two days of the weekend.
Proposed future MCCQE Part II dates
|Session||Proposed dates (to be confirmed)||Expected application opening timeframe|
|Spring 2015||May 2 and 3||November 2014|
|Fall 2015||Oct. 24 and 25||May 2015|
Application to future MCCQE Part II examination sessions
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