Application and eligibility

For eligibility to MCCQE Part II, the following must apply:

  1. you must have successfully passed the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part I
  2. your final medical degree diploma must be successfully source verified
  3. you must have successfully completed a minimum of 12 months of postgraduate clinical medical training (PGT) or of osteopathic postgraduate training,
    or
    will have completed 12 months of postgraduate clinical medical training (PGT) on or before the deadline of June 30 for the spring exam of the same calendar year or Dec. 31 for the fall exam of the same calendar year

Please note – if you are eligible and interested in taking the spring 2017 MCCQE Part II, you can add your name to a pre-application list through your physiciansapply.ca account between Oct. 26 and Nov. 23, 2016. If you are taking the fall 2016 MCCQE Part I or MCCQE Part II, there will be a separate pre-application period from Dec. 14, 2016 to Jan. 4, 2017.

If you are in your first year of residency (PGY-1), you can add your name to the pre-application list during the main pre-application period. We will be randomly selecting PGY-1 candidates from the pre-application list after capacity has been allocated to all other candidate groups. If you are selected, you will receive an invitation to apply in late January 2017.

See Exam Capacity for more information.

For detailed application information, see the link below that applies to you.

Applying to the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part II for the first time as:

Reapplying to the MCCQE Part II as:

Processing of your application

Please allow up to three weeks for the processing of your application.

  • If the MCC has already reviewed and accepted the documentation confirming your eligibility, you may quickly receive another communication confirming acceptance of your exam application.

Accessibility and test accommodations

Please review the accessibility and test accommodations information and instructions.

Applying for the MCCQE Part II

  • Please note that the option to apply to the examination will only appear in your physiciansapply.ca account during specific application periods (see Examination at a glance for session pre-application dates) and only if you meet the eligibility requirements
  • To address anticipated high volumes of candidates and to maintain the reliability, validity and comparability of scores across exam sessions, capacity limits for the MCCQE Part II are in place. For additional information see Exam capacity.

To receive a notice when general registration opens for the fall 2017 MCCQE Part II, please submit your email address below. The MCC will send this notification to your email address and not through your physiciansapply.ca account. The MCC cannot guarantee that the email notification will reach your inbox.