Medical Council of Canada

Scoring and Results

Scoring and Results

When and how you will receive your TDM Examination results?

No scores will be reported to you; only the pass/fail result will be communicated through the PRA programs. Only your most recent result will be valid regardless of previous pass/fail status.

The pass score for this exam is 62, established through a rigorous standard-setting exercise by a panel of physician subject-matter experts from across the country. Results are released to the PRA programs within 4-6 weeks of the examination date.

For more information, contact the PRA program to which you are applying. For a list of PRA programs, please visit the MCC’s PRA webpage.

How long is a TDM Examination pass result valid and how many times can you take the TDM Examination?

Results are valid across jurisdictional PRA programs that require the TDM Examination. Candidates are required to declare previous TDM Examination attempts at time of application.

A pass result will be valid for a period of two years. After the two-year period, you will need to retake the examination should you wish to be considered once more for a PRA program. You are allowed a maximum of two pass results per lifetime.

You cannot retake the exam if you have a valid pass result.


Extension of the TDM Examination result validity period

Due to the impacts of COVID-19 causing PRA program intakes to be postponed and/or cancelled, the MCC and PRA programs have decided to extend the TDM Examination result validity period from two years to three years for individuals currently holding a valid pass result.

If you received a pass result from one of the following exam administrations, your result validity period has already been extended to three years:

TDM Examination administration Three-year result validity period ends
Fall 2018 (September 05, 2018) September 30, 2021
Fall 2018 (October 15, 2018) October 31, 2021
Winter 2019 (January 17, 2019) January 31, 2022
Spring 2019 (June 25, 2019) June 30, 2022
Winter 2020 (January 21, 2020) January 31, 2023


Having your TDM Examination result rechecked

You may only request to have your exam rechecked if you received a fail result on the TDM Examination. If you received a pass result, you are not eligible for the result recheck service. Rechecking your examination is unlikely to change your final TDM Examination result because your results are verified at least twice before they are sent to your PRA program.

A result recheck includes:

  • Verifying the electronic marking data file and confirming it is for the right candidate
  • Checking the marking data file to confirm it is complete and that there are no errors in data capturing
  • Recalculating and verifying the examination score
  • Verifying the results against the results obtained through established scoring procedure
  • Checking the results against those contained in the excel file provided to PRA programs
  • Informing PRA programs of the outcome

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

If you still wish to have your TDM Examination rechecked, you will need to follow the steps below within 15 calendar days from the date you received your result from the PRA program.

  • Send a message to your PRA program using TDM Examination Recheck as the email subject line and indicate that you understand that there is a recheck fee of $240 (2019)
  • Once the email is received, your PRA program will communicate with you regarding further steps.

Note: Candidates will not be granted requests to view/review their examination.

Candidates cannot appeal based on examination content. Appeals will be handled through the PRA program responsible for offering your examination regardless of the jurisdiction where the examination took place.

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