When and how will I receive my MCCEE results?
Approximately seven weeks after the last day of the examination session, you will receive a notification by email and a message in your physiciansapply.ca account stating that you can verify your final MCCEE result (e.g., pass, fail) through your account. Shortly after you receive this message, two documents will be uploaded to your account:
- The Statement of Results (SOR) includes your final result and total MCCEE score as well as the score that was required to pass the examination.
- The Supplemental Feedback Report (SFR) provides additional feedback on your exam performance, including your sub-scores and a comparison to other candidates.
To prevent fraud and to protect confidentiality, your MCCEE results are never given over the phone or by email.
You have the option to share your results online with various medical organizations across Canada. This service is available free of charge through your physiciansapply.ca account.
You also have the option to transfer examination results documents and exam details to third parties, by utilizing the File Transfer Service available through your physiciansapply.ca account under Other service requests. For more information, see File Transfer Service.
How many times can I take the MCCEE?
If you fail the MCCEE, there is no limit to the number of times you may attempt the exam. However, if you received a pass result on the MCCEE, you are not allowed to retake the exam in an attempt to get a higher score.
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.
How long is an MCCEE pass result valid?
There are no time restrictions on a pass result for the MCCEE, regardless of when or how long ago the examination was taken. If you received an MCCEE results letter before November 2005, the expiry date listed on that letter no longer applies. (Results letters that refer to the previous five-year validity period will not be re-issued, however.)
Having your MCCEE rescored
You may request to have your exam rescored only if you failed the MCCEE. If you received a pass result, you are not eligible for the rescoring service.
Rescoring your examination is unlikely to change your final MCCEE result because your results are verified at least twice before they are sent to you. If you still wish to have your MCCEE rescored, you will need to follow the steps below within six weeks of the date indicated on your SOR:
- Send us a message through your physiciansapply.ca account, using MCCEE rescore in the subject line.
- On reception of your request, we will apply a fee to your physiciansapply.ca account and notify you.
- Your rescore request will be initiated once you log in to your account and make your payment.
There are three possible outcomes from the rescoring process:
- No change in your MCCEE total score or final result
- Increase in your MCCEE total score but no change in your final result
- Increase in your MCCEE total score plus a change in your final result from fail to pass
If there is an improvement in your MCCEE total score, you will receive a refund of the rescoring fee. A new SOR and SFR will also be uploaded to your physiciansapply.ca account.
A rescore includes:
- Verifying your electronic examination data file and confirming it as being yours
- Checking your examination data file to confirm it is complete and that there are no errors in data capturing
- Recalculating and verifying your examination score
- Verifying your results against the results obtained through the computerized scoring procedure
- Checking your results against those contained in the SOR and SFR
- Issuing a letter confirming the rescoring has been completed and informing you of the outcome
Requesting a reconsideration or appeal
If you consider your exam day performance to have been affected by:
- procedural irregularities
- emergent circumstances
you may request to have your MCCEE results reconsidered by the MCC. You can also make this request if you have been denied a final result, including being denied entry to future MCC exams.
To request a reconsideration of your MCCEE final result, follow the steps below:
- Send us a message through your physiciansapply.ca account within 15 calendar days of the date indicated on your SOR.
- Use Reconsideration of MCCEE final result in the subject line.
- Provide detailed information about why you are requesting a reconsideration of your MCCEE result in the body of your message.
You may not request a reconsideration based on the content of the examination. In addition, you may be asked to submit documentation to support your request for reconsideration.
Once your request is received, it will be reviewed by the Executive Director who has the authority to determine whether the request for reconsideration will be heard by the Evaluating Examination Committee (EEC). This determination will be communicated through your physiciansapply.ca account. Should you be granted a reconsideration, you will receive a letter through your physiciansapply.ca account when a decision has been made.
Once you have received the EEC’s reconsideration decision, you may choose to appeal it.
To appeal the EEC’s reconsideration decision, follow the steps below:
- Send us a message through your physiciansapply.ca account within 30 calendar days of the date indicated on the EEC’s reconsideration decision letter.
- Use Appeal of EEC’s reconsideration decision in the subject line.
- Provide detailed information about why you are requesting an appeal of the EEC’s reconsideration decision in the body of your message.
- Indicate if you wish the appeal to be heard in English or in French.
- Upon reception of your request, we will apply a fee to your physiciansapply.ca account and notify you.
- Your appeal request will be initiated once you login to your physiciansapply.ca account and make your payment.
Once your request is paid, it will be reviewed by the Executive Director. You will receive a message through your physiciansapply.ca account once the review is complete, within three weeks of the date you paid for your appeal request.