What is the MCCQE Part II
The Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination Part II (MCCQE2) is a two-day exam that assesses the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential for medical licensure in Canada prior to entry into independent clinical practice.
When is the exam?
This exam can be taken at three different times during residency. It is hosted at multiple locations, which in Ottawa they are at CHEO and Roger Guidon Hall (the Medical School at the General Campus). Specific timing is available on the MCCQE II page.
- April of PGY1 – some conditions apply, lottery based
- October of PGY2 – often preferred time
- April of PGY2 – around same time as CFPC exam
How do I sign up?
To start, check out the official exam website from the Medical Council of Canada. You will be applying through the physiciansapply.ca website. There are specific time periods for application, which precede the exam by several months, so watch your emails!
How do I prepare?
NOTE: the MCC will be changing the examination process during 2018 and 2019. More information can be found at www.mccevolution.ca.
The exam is OSCE style and the MCC provides tips for preparing for the exam. Additionally, there are 3 example station formats with marking schemes on the MCC website:
There are also 3 example cases cases including videos that you can watch on the MCC website:
As of 2018 the exam cost is $2,520.