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Now added: a second PE-Lite test form

February 28, 2023

The Medical Council of Canada (MCC) is proud to add a second Preparatory Examination-Lite (PE-Lite) test form to our suite of preparatory products available to assist candidates preparing for the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part I.

Continual enhancement

Always striving for excellence, our aim is to continually enhance our preparatory products for candidates. One of the ways we do that is by collecting feedback on the candidate experience through an online survey that all those using our preparatory products are invited to complete. Since launching our first PE-Lite test form in February of 2021, we have received over 1,800 survey responses.

Over 70% of these survey takers identified themselves as international medical graduates; a key demographic that we hope our preparatory products are helping to prepare for the MCCQE Part I.

Three in four respondents Agreed or Strongly Agreed they were satisfied with their preparatory product experience, would consider purchasing a second product, and felt the products helped them to identify areas to improve. A majority of survey respondents (93%) indicated that they would recommend these for someone preparing for MCCQE Part I and, correspondingly, we saw many who indicated the MCC’s preparatory products had been recommended to them by a friend.

Our team is thrilled that these preparatory products are making a difference for studying candidates, and in response, we have added a new PE-Lite test form. That means there are now two completely unique PE-Lite forms available for purchase, in addition to our PE, our Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQ) and Clinical Decision-Making (CDM) Practice Tests. This adds 105 MCQ and 19 CDM cases to our study toolbox.

We wish you the best in your preparation for the MCCQE Part I.

About the PE-Lite and the MCC’s preparatory products

The PE-Lite closely replicates the experience of the MCCQE Part I and offers all the same features as the full-length Preparatory Examination (PE), but with half the questions. This product allows you to test your knowledge with 105 MCQs and 19 CDM cases, as well as providing you with question-level feedback, including the correct answer(s), a detailed rationale and references.

Learn more about the available MCC preparatory products to help you study or purchase now.

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Questions? You may wish to consult our FAQs for further information on our preparatory products and Practice test Portal.

Organizations interested in purchasing a group of MCCQE Part I Practice Tests on behalf of their test takers should visit our bulk purchasing page for more details.