The Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE) was offered by the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) from January 17, 1979 to November 11, 2018. Until 2018, the MCCEE was offered as a prerequisite for International Medical Graduates (IMGs ) and International Medical Students to challenge the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part I, and it was the minimum requirement for an IMG’s entry into postgraduate medical education in Canada.
The MCCEE was a screening examination that assessed the basic medical knowledge and problem solving of candidates at a level comparable to students completing their medical education in Canada and about to enter supervised practice. It provided candidates with an estimate of the probability of succeeding in the Canadian system. The exam was delivered through a service provider at 500 sites in over 80 countries.
As of 2019, all candidates, including IMGs, can apply directly to the MCCQE Part I without first having to take the MCCEE. Candidates whose application has been accepted are able to schedule their exam appointment online.
There are more opportunities for candidates to take the MCCQE Part I, with the exam being offered four times in 2019 and up to five time annually as of 2020. The exam is delivered in Canada and internationally in over 80 countries through our vendor, Prometric. Prometric is an internationally recognized firm with more than 20 years’ experience in exam development and administration for professional sectors. The change to Prometric ensures broad access for candidates to take the MCCQE Part I.
All these changes are the result of the MCC’s ongoing efforts to improve candidates’ experience with its exams. For more information, and to familiarize yourself with the information about the MCCQE Part I being offered in Canada and internationally through Prometric, please consult our MCCQE Part I web pages.