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