Medical Council of Canada

Phasing out of the MCCEE

Phasing out of the MCCEE

February 27, 2018

The Medical Council of Canada are pleased to announce a more streamlined assessment process for international medical graduates and international medical students.

Starting in 2019, we will be delivering the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part I in Canada and internationally in over 80 countries, up to five times per year.

The MCCQE Part I is currently offered twice per year in Canada only. Internationally trained candidates must first pass the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE) before being eligible to apply for the MCCQE Part I.

Once the MCCQE Part I is offered internationally, we will be phasing out the MCCEE. November 2018 will be the last session. Candidates will have until mid-November 2018 to take the MCCEE.

To consult the anticipated examination schedule for 2018, 2019 and 2020, click here.

Candidates interested in applying to the MCCQE Part I in 2019 are encouraged to sign up to our distribution list to receive the application notification, which will be sent in fall 2018. Please visit the MCCQE Part I page, and use the button at the top of the page to subscribe.

If you are interested in learning more about key developments related to MCC examination modifications, as well as new preparatory resources that we will be making available for candidates challenging the new MCCQE Part I, we invite you to subscribe to our Assessment Evolution e-bulletin.