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the MCCEE (evaluating exam)


NAC OSCE exam
the Qualifying Examination Part I (MCCQE part 1)
the Qualifying Examination Part II (MCCQE part 2)

Both the MCEE and NAC OSCE must be completed prior to carms match
MCCEE- Medical council of Canada evaluating Exam dates
Upcoming session
dates*

Scheduling for these examination


dates

Results

Scheduling for a particular examination

Results are available

Feb. 24 March 9

date closes

approximately

May 5 25

120 hours before the examination date

seven weeks after the last

and time.

day

Fee

2014
Jan. 6 19

Sept. 8 28

$1,69
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of the examination session.


To review the eligibility requirements,

Oct. 27 Nov. 9

see

See results for more

Application and eligibility.

information.

The computer-based MCCEE consists of 180 multiple-choice questions, each listing five possible answers of which only one is the correct or
best answer. The MCCEE questions cover the following domains: Child Health, Maternal Health, Adult Health, Mental Health, and Population
Health and Ethics.

2. NAC OSCE examinations given in March and Sept, Fee is $2,190


- Results are available 6 to 8 weeks after the examination date.
-Testing centres are Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Montreal, and Halifax

- Comprising a series of clinical stations, the NAC examination presents typical clinical scenarios. The examination may include, but is not
limited to, problems in medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics, gynecology, psychiatry and surgery.
-A passing score on the MCCEE is a requirement to take the NAC OSCE

Return of Service:
An IMG who successfully completes a training position will be required to fulfill a 5-year Return of Service (ROS) contract in an
underserviced community in Ontario. The ROS agreement is signed with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
In BC IMG who completes a training position will be required to fulfill a 2 year or 3 year ROS contract depending on whether their
residency is Family medicine or a specialty.
All IMGs participating in the parallel IMG CaRMS match are required to complete a ROS contract.
All IMGs participating in the 2nd iteration of the regular CaRMS match are not subject to a ROS contract
- Approximately 1,500 IMGs apply through CaRMS each year for approximately 200 residency positions in Ontario.

Some websites and Reports you may want to check out.


CaRMS match info for IMGs by province
https://www.carms.ca/en/r-1-main-residency#r1-provincial-criteria

Canadian Residency guide PDF


http://www.med.uottawa.ca/Students/careerplanning/assets/documents/Canadian_Medical_Residency_Guide.pdf
UBC website for IMGs and clinical assessment program
http://imgbc.med.ubc.ca/
UBC report International Medical Graduate Program (IMG-BC) Challenges Facing Canadians Studying Abroad, pdf,
Mentions number of IMG spots available in BC
http://med.ubc.ca/files/2012/03/img_bc_and_canadians_studying_abroad-briefing-March-2012.pdf
Info on Nova scotia residency
http://physicians.novascotia.ca/internationalmedicalgraduates.html
Dalhousie info for 3rd year clerkship/ requirements etc
http://www.medicine.dal.ca/departments/core-units/global-health/international-students/img-clerk-program.html
Alberta IMG Program Website, provides info for Canadian IMGs, returning to Alberta
http://www.aimg.ca/

Link to information/ statistics about CSA vs Canadian Medical Graduates


https://www.carms.ca/pdfs/2010_CSA_Report/CaRMS_2010_CSA_Report.pdf