Medical Council of Canada


Self-Administered Exam FAQ

+ Will my SAE score influence my results on the MCCEE or MCCQE Part I?

No. The results of the Self-Administered Examination (SAE) are for your use only. Also, the MCC does not store any personal information with your SAE results. This means your SAE results cannot be compared to your results for the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE) or the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part I.

+ How do I get the most value from the SAE?

When taking the SAE, you need to be free of any interruptions for at least two-and-a-half hours. Completing the SAE in one sitting will make the results more valid because they will more closely match the conditions you will experience during an actual examination.

It is also important not to cheat or refer to your textbooks at any time. If you do not know the answer to a question, make a guess. You are not penalized for guessing.

+ Why was I disconnected from the SAE website?

Your computer was disconnected because it was inactive for 15 minutes, causing your SAE session to time out. There may have also been an error with your Internet connection. No need to panic — you should be able to log back into the SAE website and continue where you left off.

+ When will I receive my results?

You will receive feedback immediately after completing the SAE. Your results will also be sent to the email address you provided when you registered. Results are not available by phone or fax.

+ What is considered to be a low score?

Because it is a practice exam for the MCCEE and MCCQE Part I, the SAE includes only a small number of questions on any one discipline. For this reason, a degree of caution needs to be applied when interpreting these results. As a general rule, however, you may wish to review any discipline in which you were below the 42nd percentile, with scores below the 34th percentile indicating potential problem areas.

+ How many times can I take the SAE?

You may take the SAE as often as you wish. Please note that you will need to pay the applicable fee each time you take the SAE, however. To get the most benefit from it, however, it is recommended that you use the results to help guide your studying before attempting it again.