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MCCEE and MCCQE Part 1 and 2 Frequently Asked Questions

MCCEE and MCCQE Part 1 and 2 Frequently Asked Questions

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MCCEE and MCCQE Part 1/2Frequently Asked Questions
1) What are the licensing exams required to practice medicine inCanada?
  The requirements involved in obtaining a license to practice medicine inCanada include the successful completion of the following three exams:MCCEE (Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Exam)MCCQE Part 1 (Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Exam Part One)MCCQE Part 2 (Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Exam Part Two)
2) What does the MCCEE consist of?
  TheMCCEEis a multiple choice test, offered as a computer based exam. TheMCCEE is designed as a general assessment of the candidate's basic medicalknowledge of the principal fields of medicine, including medicine, obstetricsand gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry, surgery and preventive medicine andcommunity health. The exam consists of 175 multiple choice questions. Each multiple-choicequestion has a stem and five options, of which only one is correct. The examis 4 hours in length.Note: The MCCEE is required only of International Medical Graduates (IMGs). The MCCQE Part 1 and MCCQE Part 2 are required of all physicians (IMGs andCanadian medical school graduates).
3) What does the MCCQE Part 1 consist of?
  TheMCCQE Part 1consists of multiple choice questions and clinical decisionmaking (CDM) cases. This exam tests the medical knowledge of medicine,obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry, surgery and populationhealth, legal, ethical, and organizational aspects of Canadian medicine. The MCCQE Part 1 is a one day computer-based test. The candidate isallowed up to 3.5 hours in the morning session to complete the 196 multiple
www.canadaqbank.com choice questions component. The 196 questions are divided into 7 blocks of 28 questions. Each block consists of 7 testlets (one testlet from each of the 6categories and 1 experimental testlet). Each testlet has 4 questions.Each multiple-choice question has a stem and five options, of which only oneis correct. Certain test items will have pictorial material presented in theform of photographs, diagrams, x rays or electrocardiograms.Four hours are allowed in the afternoon session for the Clinical DecisionMaking (CDM) component, which consists of cases that have longer set of answer choices and some have short answer write-in questions. The CDMportion consists of approximately 55-60 cases with a maximum of 80questions total. Each case has 1-4 questions.
4) What does the MCCQE Part 2 consist of?
  TheMCCQE Part 2is not a multiple choice, computer based test like theMCCEE or MCCQE Part 1. It is a test where you encounter patients and take ahistory, do a physical exam and then write a summary note of your findings. There is also a set of questions that you have to answer regarding thepatients you will see. There are two types of stations where you encounter patients: coupletstations and ten-minute stations.Couplet Stations consist of a Five-minute clinical encounter plus a Five-minute post-encounter probe (PEP). Five-minute clinical encounter is whereyou obtain a focused relevant history and a focused physical examinationwhile being observed by a Physician Examiner who uses a standardizedchecklist to assess each candidate's performance. Five-minute post-encounter probe is a written station where questions are in a short-answerwrite-in format. Candidates are requested to record their findings from theprevious station, suggest a differential diagnosis, interpret labs and imagingand suggest an investigation or management plan. Ten-minute stations assess the candidate's ability to obtain a history and/orconduct a physical examination, to demonstrate interviewing andcommunication skills, or to apply management skills. These stations arestructured for the candidate to interact with the patient for 10 minutes, or for9 minutes, followed by a 1 minute period in which the Physician Examinerasks the candidate one to three brief questions related to the case beingpresented. Physician Examiners observe the encounter and use astandardized checklist to assess each candidate's performance.

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