Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination

The Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) is a two part professional exam sponsored by the Medical Council of Canada. It is an essential part of becoming a Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC).

The Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination Part 1 consists of 196 multiple choice questions to be completed within 3.5 hours, and around 60 clinical decision making scenarios, to be completed in 4 hours. The examination is in a computer-adaptive format, where the test adapts to how well you are doing.

The Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination Part 2 consists of an Objective Structured Clinical Examination with a total of 14 stations, of which 8 are 10 minute standardized patient stations and 6 are 5 minute standardized patient stations, with 5 minutes for written questions. This examination can only be taken after 12 months of graduate clinical training.

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