The Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination Part II assesses the competence of candidates, specifically the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential for medical licensure in Canada prior to entry into independent clinical practice.
Note: For the spring 2013 MCCQE Part II, candidates will need to complete two short sessions given over the two days of the weekend.
This examination consists of a series of five-minute and ten-minute clinical stations. At each station, a brief written statement introduces a clinical problem and directs the candidate to appropriately examine a standardized (simulated) patient as well as perform activities such as obtaining a focused history, conducting a focused physical examination, or assessing and addressing the patient’s issues. Candidates may be asked to answer specific questions related to the patient, interpret X-rays or the results of other investigations, make a diagnosis and/or write admission orders.
The Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination Part II includes problems in Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Preventive Medicine and Community Health, Psychiatry and Surgery, as well as in similar disciplines considered essential for competence in general medicine and health care.
Examination at a glanceFall 2013 MCCQE Part II - We anticipate that application to the fall 2013 session will open by approximately the end of May 2013.
|Dates||Fee||Application deadlines||Examination centres*|
Saturday, May 4
Sunday, May 5
|C$2,190||Main Application deadline:
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013
(up to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET)
Alta. - Calgary (E), Edmonton (E)
B.C. - Vancouver (E), Victoria (E)
Ont. - Hamilton (E), London (E),
Ottawa (E), Toronto (E)
Que. - Montreal I (E), Montreal II (F), Quebec (F)
Sask. - Saskatoon (E)
* The centres are subject to change.
Centres are designated as English (E) or French (F) only. The examination must be taken in English at an English centre, and in French at a French centre.
Candidates will be scheduled for two short sessions over the two days of the weekend.
Proposed future MCCQE Part II dates
|Session||Proposed dates (to be confirmed)|
|Fall 2013||Oct. 26 and 27, 2013|
|Spring 2014||May 3 and 4, 2014|
|Fall 2014||Oct. 25 and 26, 2014|