A test accommodation is a modification to the standard administration of an exam to address a human rights-related functional limitation. You may be able to receive test accommodations depending on the nature of your functional limitations and associated accommodation needs, the documentation provided, and the requirements of the exam.
Examples of test accommodations that you may request include additional testing time, break time, and access to assistive equipment, assistive personnel, or personal items (e.g., breast pumps).
To learn more about how we apply the principles of independence, dignity, integration and equal opportunity to our practices and procedures, read the MCC accessibility policy.
Test accommodations can be requested for the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part I, the National Assessment Collaboration (NAC) Examination, and the Therapeutics Decision-Making (TDM) Examination.
Test accommodation requests are made when applying to an exam. In addition to indicating that you need a test accommodation in your application, you must also complete the Request for test accommodations form and gather the required supporting documentation. The request form and documentation should be sent by email as attachments to [email protected] as soon as possible after submitting your exam application.
If you did not indicate the need for an accommodation when applying to an exam, your test accommodation request will be considered a late request. The MCC will review requests received at any time; however, late requests cannot be guaranteed.
In addition to the completed Request for test accommodations form, you will also have to submit the following supporting documents:
Learn more about important requirements and considerations when:
A test accommodation is only granted if:
Once your test accommodation request is reviewed, you will be notified of the details through your physiciansapply.ca account. Granted test accommodations are valid for one exam only. A new test accommodation request must be submitted with each future exam application.
Exam appointments and exam centres that support the delivery of test accommodations are subject to availability and may vary based on the type of approved test accommodation. Although every attempt will be made to accommodate your preferences, we cannot guarantee specific exam modalities (if applicable), dates, or start times.