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Medical Council of canada - MCCEE


The Medical Council of Canada grants a qualification in medicine known as the Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC) to physicians who have met its requirements. The LMCC is a part of the Canadian Standard, the set of requirements physicians need to meet to apply for a full licence to practise medicine in Canada. The MCC offers four exams, of which three lead up to the LMCC.

The MCCEE is a screening examination that assesses the basic medical knowledge and problem solving of a candidate at a level comparable to a minimally competent medical student completing his or her medical education in Canada and about to enter supervised practice. It provides the candidate with an estimate of the probability of his or her chances of succeeding in the Canadian system. It is not designed to test uniquely Canadian content. Access is international, with the MCCEE delivered through a service provider at 500 sites in over 80 countries. It is a prerequisite for international medical graduates (IMGs) to challenge the MCCQE Part I, and it is the minimal requirement for an IMG’s entry into postgraduate medical education in Canada.

The MCCEE is a four-hour computer-based exam that assesses your basic medical knowledge and readiness to enter your first year of supervised postgraduate training in Canada. It includes 180 multiple-choice questions covering:

Child health

Maternal health

Adult health

Mental health

Population health and ethics

Who is eligible?


You must take the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE) if you want to practise medicine in Canada and have graduated or are within 20 months of graduating from:

A medical school outside Canada or the U.S. identified by a Canada Sponsor Note in the World Directory of Medical Schools; or

A U.S. School of Osteopathic Medicine

How do I take the MCCEE?


To apply for the MCCEE, create an account at physiciansapply.ca and follow the steps after you log into the portal. Once you have paid your application fee, your MCCEE application has been reviewed and you have received your “Authorization to Test” number, you can schedule your exam at one of the more than 500 test centres operated by our global partner, Prometric.

Examination at a glance


You can apply to take the MCCEE at any time. Below is a list of upcoming MCCEE session dates. Sessions are held on weekdays, though some test centres may hold examinations on Saturdays or Sundays.

MCCEE 2017 session dates Fee Results
Jan. 9 – 22  $1,780 Results are available approx. seven weeks after the last day of the exam session.

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March 6 – 26
May 1 – 14
Sept. 4 – 17
Oct. 30 – Nov. 12

MCCEE 2018 session dates Fee Results
Jan. 8 – 21 $1,820 Results are available approx. seven weeks after the last day of the exam session.

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March 5 – 25
May 7 – 20
Sept. 3 – 16
Oct. 29 – Nov. 11


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