When and how you will receive your MCCQE Part I results
Examination results are confirmed by the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) Central Examination Committee (CEC), which meets in June for the spring administration and in December for the fall administration.
After results are confirmed, you will receive a notification by email and a message in your physiciansapply.ca account stating that you can verify your final Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part I result (for example, pass, fail) through your physiciansapply.ca 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 MCCQE Part I score as well as the score that was required to pass the examination
- The Supplemental Information Report (SIR) provides additional feedback on your exam performance, including your subscores and a comparison to other candidates
To prevent fraud and to protect confidentiality, your MCCQE Part I results are never given over the phone or by email.
If you are applying to an organization that requires you to submit certified copies of your SOR or SFR, you can request that we prepare and send these copies on your behalf. There is an administrative fee for this service.
You also have the option to share your results online with various medical organizations across Canada. This option is available free of charge through your physiciansapply.ca account.
Retaking the MCCQE Part I
You cannot and will not be able to retake the exam if you have a pass result.
Beginning in January 2018, you may take the MCCQE Part I up to a maximum of four times. A one-year waiting period will be required between the third and fourth attempt. After four attempts, in exceptional personal circumstances, you can request to the CEC for special permission to make a fifth attempt.
Exam attempts before 2018 do not count towards the total limit; the count will start in 2018. As well, a result of “no standing” will not count as an attempt. However, failing or a status of “denied standing” will be considered attempts.
Having your MCCQE Part I rescored
You may request to have your exam rescored only if you failed the MCCQE Part I. If you received a pass result, you are not eligible for the rescoring service.
Rescoring your examination is unlikely to change your final MCCQE Part I result, as your results are verified at least twice before they are sent to you. If you still wish to have your MCCQE Part I rescored, you 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 MCCQE Part I Rescore in the subject line.
- Upon 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 login to your account and make your payment.
There are three possible outcomes from the rescoring process:
- No change in your MCCQE Part I score
- Change in your MCCQE Part I score but no change in your final result
- Change in your MCCQE Part I score plus a change from fail to pass
If there is an improvement in your MCCQE Part I score, you will receive a refund of the rescoring fee. A new SOR and SFR will also be uploaded to your physiciansapply.ca account.
See Rescoring by the MCC for more details on the rescoring process.
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 MCCQE Part I results reconsidered. 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 MCCQE Part I final result, follow the steps below within three weeks of the date indicated on your SOR:
- Send us a message through your physiciansapply.ca account indicating Reconsideration of MCCQE Part I final result in the subject line.
- Detail information about why you are requesting a reconsideration of your MCCQE Part I 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 CEC. You will receive a message through your physiciansapply.ca account when a decision has been made, which will be within four weeks of submitting the request.
Once you have received the CEC’s reconsideration decision, you may choose to appeal it.
To appeal the CEC’s reconsideration decision, follow the steps below within 30 days of the date indicated on the reconsideration decision letter:
- Send us a message through your physiciansapply.ca account indicating Appeal of the CEC reconsideration decision in the subject line.
- Provide detailed information about why you are requesting an appeal of the CEC’s reconsideration decision in the body of your message.
- Indicate whether you want the appeal to be heard in English or French.
- Upon reception of your request, we will apply a fee to your account and notify you.
- Your appeal request will be initiated once you login to your 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 your payment has been received.