Medical Council of Canada

Postponement of MCCQE Part I and MCCQE Part II – Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Postponement of MCCQE Part I and MCCQE Part II – Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

March 13, 2020

As the COVID-19 situation in Canada and abroad continues to evolve rapidly, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the MCC Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part I session scheduled from April 15 to May 15, 2020 and the MCCQE Part II scheduled for May 2 and 3, 2020.

We worked collaboratively with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) and the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), who are also postponing their upcoming exams, to ensure this decision considered both the risks as well as the impact on candidates of postponing our respective exams. By postponing, we are seeking to ensure that we are doing our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19, to be mindful of the impacts of this virus on the medical community, and to ensure the safety of all involved in our exams.

We are closely monitoring the situation and will be announcing the new examination schedules, through your physiciansapply.ca account, as soon as reasonably possible. The timing of new examination schedules is under detailed review and will be guided by recommendations from public health authorities and the necessity of ensuring the health and safety of all involved.