Monday, October 12, 2009

Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE)

The Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE) is a four-hour computer-based examination offered in both English and French at more than 500 centers in 73 countries worldwide. International medical graduates, international medical students in their final clinical year and U.S. osteopaths must take the MCCEE as a prerequisite for eligibility to the MCC Qualifying Examinations.

The MCCEE is a general assessment of the candidate's basic medical knowledge in the principal disciplines of medicine. It is also designed to assess the skills and knowledge required at the level of a new medical graduate who is about to enter the first year of supervised postgraduate training or practice.

The computer-based MCCEE consists of 175 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.
A number of questions in the examination will also have a focus on general practice. You can view an example of a multiple-choice question here:

For information on the Self Administered Evaluating Examination, which is an online practice examination, and on the MCCEE Online Demo, which demonstrates how the computer-based EE operates, visit:

Fees (effective 15 December 2008 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time):
First-time applicant : $1,250.00 CAD ($1,100.00 examination fee + $150.00 application fee*)
Re-applicant: $1,100.00 CAD examination fee

* The application fee is non-refundable.

View the list of countries where the MCCEE is offered:

Source: Medical Council of Canada,

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