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Preparatory products

Test your knowledge, identify study focus areas, and get comfortable with MCCQE Part I MCQs and CDM question formats.

Quality trusted by thousands of students preparing for the MCCQE Part I

To offer high-quality study materials for the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part I to candidates, all preparatory products go through the same rigorous process as the MCCQE Part I content. Questions and answers are created by MCC subject matter experts before being refined and approved by physician test committees. Content categories and weightings are also based on the MCCQE Part I Blueprint.

All the preparatory products combined offer a total of more than 800 different questions divided into completely unique question sets that reflect the MCCQE Part I experience and question formats.

All preparatory products offer:

  • Correct answers and scoring
  • Familiarity with the types of questions and topics you will encounter on the MCCQE Part I
  • Familiarity with the tools you will find in the MCCQE Part I portal such as the help feature, flagging questions, and highlighting options
  • Detailed scoring guides for clinical decision-making (CDM) write-in questions, providing a deeper understanding of what is considered a strong answer

Preparatory examinations:
Full-length and half-length preparatory versions of the MCCQE Part I

The preparatory examinations closely replicate the experience of the MCCQE Part I. With both multiple-choice questions (MCQ) and CDM questions, Preparatory Examinations can be used to develop familiarity with the exam structure and content areas.

The Preparatory Examination (PE) is the same length as the MCCQE Part I while each Preparatory Exam-Lite (PE-Lite) is half the length with a set of entirely new questions.

Key features

  • Created using the MCC content development processes
  • Detailed answer rationales and references for all questions
  • Your choice of timed-exam mode or self-paced mode
  • A 6-month access to questions, answers and rationales

Read Five considerations when using the Preparatory Examination to study for the MCCQE Part I for tips and best practices to make the most of your PE.

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Practice Tests:
Focus your studies on a specific question format

The Practice Tests allow you to focus your studies on either the MCQ or CDM portion of the MCCQE Part I.

The CDM Practice Tests offer 14 CDM cases on each form with 1 or more related questions per case. In total, you will be presented with 18 to 20 questions related to the 14 CDM cases. The MCQ Practice Tests offer 100 questions on each form.

Key features

  • Correct answers provided for all questions
  • Three different versions of each Practice Test are currently offered with no question overlap
  • Marking guides and rationales for write-in CDM questions

Choose the right preparatory product for you

Preparatory Examination

$530 per test form
  • 210 MCQs
  • 38 CDM cases
  • 1 unique test form
  • Correct answers
  • Answer rationales and references
  • Marking key for CDM questions
  • Timed-exam mode
  • Self-paced mode
  • 6 month access period

Preparatory
Examination-Lite

$330 per test form
  • 105 MCQs
  • 19 CDM cases
  • 2 unique test forms
  • Correct answers
  • Answer rationales and references
  • Marking key for CDM questions
  • Timed-exam mode
  • Self-paced mode
  • 6 month access period

MCQ Practice Test

$125 per test form
  • 100 MCQs
  • 3 unique test forms
  • Correct answers
  • Self-paced mode (up to 4 hours)
  • 30 day access period

CDM Practice Test

$125 per test form
  • 14 CDM cases
  • 3 unique test forms
  • Correct answers
  • Marking key for CDM questions
  • Self-paced mode (up to 4 hours)
  • 30 day access period

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