Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE)

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Canada the Candy-land, situated just north of the USA is a second largest country in the world with lotsa beauties. Hopefully it’s the same for its medical residency.

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Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia


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Mount Robson, British Columbia


So, how do I get to be a medical resident in Candy-land? Of course there are exams you need to ace. The exam is called Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE). It is divided into Parts I and II.


Information about MCCQE Part I can be read here and here.

It consists of morning session (3.5 hours) to complete 196 multiple choice questions and afternoon session (4 hours) for clinical decision making component. Read here about the scoring for this exam. The fee for this examination is $680 CAD (USD 631; RM 2190).

Unlike USMLE for the US and AMC for Australia, this exam is provided only in Canada, none offshore.


Information about MCCQE Part II can be read here and here.

Like any good medical qualification exam, MCCQE Part II is all about clinical skills. This exam is approximately 3 hours, Assesses the competence of candidates; specifically the knowledge, skills and attitudes essential for medical licensure in Canada. To be eligible for this exam, a candidate must have finished 12-month supervised post-graduate training.

The fee for this exam is $1500 CAD (USD 1388; RM 4819).

Both exams MCCQE Parts I and II are available in English and French.


You can find more information you need in Medical Council of Canada.


9 thoughts on “Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE)

  1. Hi there, im interested in taking the MCCQE but am unsure of the books i need to buy and basically how to prepare myself for it.. I just graduated from Melaka Manipal Medical College a few weeks back and am waiting for my postings now so i figured that this would be a good time for me to sit for the part I.. Id really appreciate any help/advice u may have… Thanks alot 🙂

  2. hi, just a question.people would die to work in US or europe but u ,in canada??..why??? beside hot hottie avril lavigne ,celine dion and jambu justin bieber there..what are the pros?..oo btw, im a med stud too..5th year now.thanks..

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