Medical Council of Canada

Results

Results

When and how you will receive your MCCQE Part II results

Examination results are confirmed by the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) Central Examination Committee (CEC), which meets in June for the spring administration and in December for the fall administration.

After results are confirmed, you will receive a notification by email and a message in your physiciansapply.ca account stating that you can verify your final Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part II result (for example, pass, fail) through your account.

Shortly after you receive this message, two documents will be uploaded to your account:

  • The Statement of Results (SOR) includes your final result and total MCCQE Part II score as well as the score that was required to pass the examination
  • The Supplemental Feedback Report (SFR) provides additional feedback on your exam performance, including your subscores and a comparison to other candidates

If your final result is a pass and we have confirmation of satisfactory completion of at least 12 months of postgraduate training, we will also send out a package by mail with your Licentiate documents.

To prevent fraud and protect confidentiality, your MCCQE Part II results are never given over the phone or by email.

If you are applying to an organization that requires you to submit certified copies of your SOR or SFR, you can request that we prepare and send these copies on your behalf. There is an administrative fee for this service.

You also have the option to share your results online with various medical organizations across Canada. This option is available free of charge through your physiciansapply.ca account.

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Licenciate packages

Please ensure that the mailing address in your physiciansapply.ca account is up to date to allow us to send your Licentiate package to the correct address.

Retaking the MCCQE Part II

If you fail the MCCQE Part II, there is no limit to the number of times you may attempt the exam. However, if you received a pass results on the MCCQE Part II, you are not allowed to retake the exam in an attempt to get a higher score.

How long an MCCQE Part II pass result is valid

There are no time restrictions on a pass result for the MCCQE Part II, regardless of when or how long ago the exam was taken.

Limited exam attempts starting in January 2018

Beginning in January 2018, you may take the MCCQE Part II a maximum of four times. A one-year waiting period will be required between the third and fourth attempts. After four attempts, in exceptional personal circumstances, you can appeal the Central Examination Committee (CEC) for special permission to make a fifth attempt.

Exam attempts before 2018 do not count toward the total limit; the count starts in 2018. As well, a result of “no standing” does not count as an attempt. However, failing or a status of “denied standing” are considered attempts.

Having your MCCQE Part II rescored

You may request to have your exam rescored only if you failed the MCCQE Part II. If you received a pass result, you are not eligible for the rescoring service.

Rescoring your examination is unlikely to change your final MCCQE Part II result, as your results are verified at least twice before they are sent to you. If you still wish to have your MCCQE Part II rescored, you need to follow the steps below within six weeks of receiving your Statement of Results:

  1. Send us a message through your physiciansapply.ca account using MCCQE Part II rescore in the subject line.
  2. Submit a completed Credit card authorization form to service@mcc.ca or by fax to 613-248-5234.

When completing this form, be sure to:

  • Check the box next to Other Fee and indicate Rescore for MCCQE Part II in the space provided
  • Indicate the applicable fee for this service

There are three possible outcomes from the rescoring process:

  1. No change in your MCCQE Part II score.
  2. Change in your MCCQE Part II score but no change in your final result.
  3. Change in your MCCQE Part II score and a change from fail to pass.

We will refund your rescore fees and issue new results documents if the process leads to a change in final result where your fail becomes a pass.

A rescore includes the following steps:

  • Authentication of all parts of your examination, including a complete file review
  • Verification of the computer-scanned answer sheets for anomalies (torn sheets, stray marks, ink marks, etc.)
  • Verification of raw computer data against physician-completed answer sheets
  • Verification of the computer file scores against those reported in the SOR

A rescore does not include a re-evaluation of your performance.

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Requesting a reconsideration or appeal

Reconsiderations

If you consider your exam day performance to have been affected by:

  • procedural irregularities
  • emergent circumstances
  • illness

you may request to have your MCCQE Part II results reconsidered by the MCC.

To request a reconsideration of your MCCQE Part II final result, follow the steps below within 15 calendar days of receiving your SOR:

  1. Send us a message through your physiciansapply.ca account indicating Reconsideration of MCCQE Part II final result in the subject line.
  2. Provide detail information about why you are requesting a reconsideration of your MCCQE Part II result in the body of your message.

You may not request a reconsideration based on the content of the examination. In addition, you may be asked to submit documentation to support your request for reconsideration.

Once your request is received, it will be reviewed by the Executive Director who has the authority to determine whether the request for reconsideration will be heard by the Central Examination Committee (CEC). This determination will be communicated through your physiciansapply.ca account. Should you be granted a reconsideration, you will receive a letter through your physiciansapply.ca account when a decision has been made.

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Appeals

Once you have received the CECs reconsideration decision, you may choose to appeal it.

To appeal the CEC’s reconsideration decision, follow the steps below within 30 days of the date indicated on the reconsideration decision letter.

  1. Send us a message through your physiciansapply.ca account indicating Appeal of the CEC reconsideration decision in the subject line.
  2. Detail information about why you are requesting an appeal of the CEC’s reconsideration decision in the body of your message, and whether you want the appeal to be heard in English or French.
  3. Submit a completed Credit card authorization form to service@mcc.ca or by fax to 613-248-5234.

When completing this form, be sure to:

  • Check the box next to Other Fee and indicate Appeal of CEC’s reconsideration decision in the space provided
  • Indicate the applicable fee for this service

Once your request is received, it will be reviewed by the Executive Director. You will receive a message through your physiciansapply.ca account once the review is complete, within three weeks of the date you submitted your appeal request.

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