The following resources will help you prepare for the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE).
MCC online demo
This online demo shows you how the computer-based testing interface works. It gives you a chance to learn about each feature of the software before your examination. The MCCEE online demo also includes 10 free sample questions — but please note the correct answers are not provided and your answers will not be scored.
MCCEE sample questions
Here is an example of the kind of Multiple-Choice Question you will find in the MCCEE:
A 76-year-old man is brought to the Emergency Department by relatives who state that he had collapsed suddenly but regained consciousness within minutes. There was no seizure activity. His electrocardiogram showed a sinus rhythm (76/minute), a right bundle branch block and left anterior fascicular block (left axis deviation). Which one of the following most likely accounts for this man’s loss of consciousness?
- Ventricular tachycardia.
- Type I second degree artrioventricular block (Wenckebach).
- Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia.
- Intermittent heart block.
- Atrial flutter with 2 :1 artrioventricular block.
For more sample questions, take the free online sample test for the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part I, which contains Multiple-Choice Questions similar to those in the MCCEE.
Self-Administered Evaluating Examination
The Self-Administered Evaluating Examination (SAE) is an online practice exam to help you test your level of preparation for the MCCEE. There are five different versions of the SAE, each consisting of 96 Multiple-Choice Questions across six medical disciplines. Every version offers the same level of difficulty (i.e., SAE-EE 5 is not more difficult than SAE-EE 1). While the SAE does not cover all of the material in the MCCEE, it provides a good example of the type and style of questions that may be found in the MCCEE.
After completing the practice exam, you will receive immediate feedback via email on the number of correctly answered questions along with a comparison of how well you did compared to other MCCEE participants. You will not receive details about which questions you answered correctly or incorrectly. Please make sure you enter your email address correctly to receive your results.
Frequently asked questions
If you have questions about the MCCEE — for example, about the type of content tested or how the MCCEE relates to the MCCQE — we encourage you to review our MCCEE frequently asked questions.
In May 2013, the American Psychiatric Association published the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). The Medical Council of Canada has worked with its test committees to review the classification changes in DSM-5 and update the language in its exam content from the previous edition, DSM-IV-TR.
As of 2017, please note that any questions that use the DSM-5 wording will no longer include equivalent language from the DSM-IV-TR.
Objectives for the Qualifying Examination
When creating the MCCEE questions, the MCC’s test committees are guided by the Objectives for the Qualifying Examination, a document that outlines what candidates must know for any MCC examination. For this reason, the Objectives may be useful in your MCCEE preparation. We recommend you go through each clinical presentation and carefully read the related objectives. If you feel your knowledge or skill for any given objective is weak, this could indicate that you need further study in that area.
The MCC has compiled a list of reference books and online reference materials that may be helpful in preparing for the examination.
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 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.