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. A copy of the Statement of Results letter is made available 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 MCCQE Part I online supplemental feedback report.
Examination results are confirmed by the MCC Central Examination Committee, which meets in June for the spring administration and in December for the fall administration. Candidates will be notified of their results by mail within 15 business days of these meetings. Candidates will also be able to check their pass/fail result through their online account. Shortly after the pass/fail result is released, candidates will also be able to access additional information through their online accounts including a copy of their Statement of Results and their supplemental feedback report.
To prevent errors or fraud and for reasons of confidentiality, results cannot be given over the phone, by fax or by email.
Candidates should ensure that the mailing address the MCC has on file is up to date so that the Statement of Results will be sent to the correct address. The MCC must receive an address change at least two weeks before the mailing of result packages. The exact deadline for submitting address changes will be specified in the candidate’s Entrance Card package for the examination. If a candidate does not submit a change in address, he or she will be required to wait for the original result package to be returned to the MCC so that it can be redirected to the new address. To make an address change, please visit Updating your personal or contact information.
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 MCCQE Part I. However, candidates with a pass result on the MCCQE Part I cannot retake the examination.
Only candidates who have failed the MCCQE Part I can request a rescoring of their examination; candidates with a pass result are not eligible for the rescoring service. Rescore requests must be submitted by Sept. 1 for the spring exam, or by March 1 for the fall exam. Requests will be accepted 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 the 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 MCCQE Part I 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 Appeals Committee. Candidates cannot seek to appeal the content of the examination.
Any candidate wishing to launch an appeal must notify the Executive Director in writing within 45 days of the decision of the Central Examination Committee. For more information on the appeal process for the MCCQE Part I, please review the MCC bylaws.