Application and eligibility
How to apply for the MCCEE
To apply for the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE), you must have graduated or be within 20 months of graduating from:
- A medical school outside Canada or the U.S. identified by a Canada Sponsor Note in the World Directory of Medical Schools; or
- A U.S. School of Osteopathic Medicine
Please note that the MCCEE is no longer an eligibility requirement to apply to the National Assessment Collaboration (NAC) Examination as of the March 2018 NAC Examination session.
Note: We are pleased to announce a more streamlined assessment process for international medical graduates and international medical students. Starting in 2019, we will be delivering the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part I in Canada and internationally in over 80 countries, up to five times per year. Once the MCCQE Part I is offered internationally, we will be phasing out the MCCEE. November 2018 will be the last session. You will have until mid-November 2018 to take the MCCEE.
Changes to the MCC’s examination program
Please note that the last MCCEE session will be held in November 2018. Candidates will have until mid-November to take the MCCEE.
Starting in 2019, we will be delivering the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part I in Canada and internationally in over 80 countries up to five times per year. Once the MCCQE Part I is offered internationally, all candidates will be challenging this examination directly, without first having to pass the MCCEE. As a result of this change, we will be phasing-out the MCCEE.
Accessibility and test accommodations
If you have a documented disability or special need, you may be able to receive accommodations to help you take the MCCEE. Visit Accessibility and test accommodations to learn more.
How to extend your eligibility window
If you do not think you will be able to take the MCCEE within one year, you are allowed to extend your eligibility window to November 15, 2018. This involves paying an administration fee. If the exam fees have increased since you originally applied for the MCCEE, you will also need to pay the difference. These fees are non-refundable.
Two months before your eligibility window expires, you will receive a message in your physiciansapply.ca account with instructions on how to extend your eligibility window. If you do not extend your window at that time, you will receive a second reminder one month before the expiry date. After that second reminder, if you have not extended your window and not yet taken the MCCEE, you will be withdrawn automatically and given a partial refund. For more details about refunds, see the Fees page.
You can safely ignore these messages if you have already scheduled or taken the MCCEE.
You may request only one extension per MCCEE application.
Reapplying for the MCCEE
If you previously applied as a student and your expected date of graduation has changed, you must submit a new student attestation that will be available during the online application.
Applicants who have previously submitted their final medical degree/diploma are not required to resubmit it.
If you want to apply for the MCCQE Part I
You must take and successfully pass the MCCEE before you can apply for the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part I. Starting in 2019, this eligibility requirement will no longer be required to apply for the MCCQE Part I.
- For the fall MCCQE Part I, you must pass the MCCEE no later than May of the same year
- For the spring MCCQE Part I, you must pass the MCCEE no later than November of the previous year