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.
You 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.
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.
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 because 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:
1. Send us a message through your physiciansapply.ca account using MCCQE Part I rescore in the subject line.
2. Upon reception of your request, we will apply a fee to your physiciansapply.ca account and notify you.
3. Your rescore request will be initiated once you log in to your account and make your payment.
There are two possible outcomes from the rescoring process:
- No change in your MCCQE Part I final result
- Increase in your MCCQE Part I total score plus a change in your final result from fail to pass
If there is a change in your final result, you will receive a refund of the rescoring fee. A new SOR and SIR 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 SIR
- 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 MCCQE Part I 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 MCCQE Part I 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 MCCQE Part I final result in the subject line.
- Provide detailed 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 Central Examination Committee (CEC). 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 CEC’s reconsideration decision, you may choose to appeal it.
To appeal the CEC’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 CEC’s reconsideration decision letter.
- Use Appeal of the CEC’s 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 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.