Medical Council of Canada

The Medical Council of Canada welcomes IAMRA attendees to learn more about what we do

The Medical Council of Canada welcomes IAMRA attendees to learn more about what we do

September 6, 2019

We are proud to participate in two sessions at this year’s #IAMRA2019 Symposium on Continued Competency taking place in Chicago September 9 and 10. The College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta will be presenting about MCC 360, our Multi-Source Feedback (MSF) program for quality improvement in physicians. Find this presentation in Abstracts Session 1 – Boardroom A at 2 p.m. Central Time on September 9. You can hear Dr. André De Champlain, the Medical Council of Canada (MCC)’s Director of Psychometrics and Assessment Services speaking to his research on Connecting the Dots: How licensing exams can provide value in predicting practice outcomes, also at 2 p.m. Central Time on September 9, in Abstracts Session 1 – Boardroom B.

The International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities (IAMRA) is a membership organisation that exists to support the world’s Medical Regulatory Authorities (MRAs) to protect, promote, and maintain the health and safety of the public by ensuring proper standards for the profession of medicine. The IAMRA also strives to encourage best practices worldwide and responds to the current and future needs of Medical Regulatory Authorities (MRAs).

At the MCC we strive to achieve the highest level of medical care for Canadians through excellence in the assessment of physicians. We assess over 11,000 Canadian and international medical students and graduates every year through our examinations, offered in both official languages in Canada and in 80 other countries. Learn more about the MCC’s examinations.

The Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part I, one of the requirements for licensure, was administered to candidates around the world for the first time in May 2019. This change was the stimulus for the MCC to develop a suite of high-quality preparatory products aimed at assisting international and Canadian medical students and graduates to be well prepared for the exam. Learn more about the MCC’s preparation ressources.

As the delivery of health care evolves rapidly, so, too, do the competencies that are expected of medical professionals. The new MCCQE Part I Blueprint, launched with the administration in spring 2018, aligns examination content with current health-care needs and best practices in medical education. Learn more about the MCCQE Part I Blueprint, and our examination Objectives which are the foundation for each of our exams.

The MCC is expanding the assessment of physicians beyond education and training to assessment along the continuum of a medical career and has recently completed its first year of offering a critical component of in-practice evaluation: MSF. Learn more about our MSF program MCC 360.

Our ongoing support for research and development ensures that we remain at the forefront of innovation in medical assessment. Learn more about our research and development.

Learn more about the National Assessment Collaboration Practice-Ready Assessment programs which assesses international physicians for up to three months to determine whether they are safe and competent to practise in Canada. Successful physicians can apply for a provisional license with their province’s medical regulatory authority, allowing experienced international physicians an alternate route to Canadian practice.

Thank you for your interest in the MCC! If you have questions about our work, we encourage you to reach our service team at service@mcc.ca