The Medical Council of Canada (MCC) sends candidates a Statement of Results by mail. The Statement of Results includes the candidate’s final result and final score as well as the score that was required to pass the examination. Starting with the 2010 examination sessions, the MCC is also making available a copy of the Statement of Results through the candidate’s online account. Additionally, candidates can obtain supplemental feedback through their online accounts. The MCC has also prepared a help file to assist candidates in interpreting their MCCEE online supplemental feedback report.
As soon as the examination results are confirmed, approximately seven weeks after the last day of the examination session, candidates will receive an email notification stating that they can check their pass/fail result through their online accounts. Candidates can verify their pass/fail result from their online account. The online supplemental feedback and the copy of the Statement of Results will be posted in candidates’ online accounts shortly thereafter. In order to prevent errors or fraud and for reasons of confidentiality, results cannot be given over the phone, by fax or by email.
Statements of Results are mailed after the examination results are confirmed – approximately seven weeks after the conclusion of the examination session. If the MCC is not notified of a candidate’s address change at least two weeks prior to the mailing of the Statement of Results, the candidate will be required to wait for the original result letter to be returned to the MCC so that it can be redirected to the new address. Candidates can update their contact information through their online accounts.
Candidates applying to an organization that requires submission of certified copies of the online supplemental feedback report can request that the MCC send certified copies. There is an administrative fee for this service.
The MCC does not limit the number of times a candidate may attempt the MCCEE. However, candidates with a pass result on the MCCEE cannot re-take it in an attempt to obtain a higher score.
Only candidates who have failed the MCCEE can request a rescoring of their examination; candidates with a pass result are not eligible for the rescoring service. Requests for a rescoring from candidates who failed the examination will be accepted up to three months following the date of the examination, upon receipt of a written request and a credit card payment of the applicable fee. Be advised, however, that all final results are verified at least three times before being sent to candidates. Borderline results (i.e., those within a close range of the passing score) undergo increased review.
Candidates can choose between two rescoring options:
Given the additional scrutiny that the MCC gives to borderline results, it is unlikely that rescoring the examination will produce a change in result. Three potential outcomes can occur as a result of the rescoring of the examination: no change in final score, change in score but no change in the fail result, or change in final score and change in fail to pass result. If the rescoring produces a change in score or a change in score and final result, the candidate will be required to return the original Statement of Results to the MCC and a new one will be issued to the candidate.
Any MCCEE candidate who has been denied standing, including any denial of entry to future examinations, or who considers that the results of an examination have been prejudiced by the conduct of the examination may appeal to the Central Examination Committee. Candidates cannot seek to appeal the content on the examination.
Any candidate wishing to launch an appeal must notify the Director of the MCC’s Evaluation Bureau in writing within 45 days of the decision of the Evaluating Examination Composite Committee. For more information on the appeal process for the MCCEE, please review the guidelines for appeal.
In November 2005, the policy that limited the validity period of the MCCEE pass result to five years was abolished. Therefore, there are no longer any restrictions on a candidate’s pass result on the MCCEE. The expiry date on the MCCEE result letters issued prior to November 2005 no longer applies. This policy change applies only to candidates whose last MCCEE status is a pass result, regardless of when and how long ago the examination was taken.
The Canadian regulatory and educational bodies have been advised of this change and have access to candidates’ examination result history and current status. MCCEE result letters that refer to the five-year validity period will not be re-issued.