In 2005, the MCCEE will be administered three times: 6 January, 5 May and 8 September. The application deadlines and locations of the Canadian and overseas examination centers are shown on the 2005 Evaluating Examination Schedule,. The MCCEE is a one-day examination given in English or French, on the same day at all of the centers listed in the schedule.
There is no limit to the number of times a candidate may attempt to pass the Evaluating Examination. Effective 2004, there are no limitations with respect to the number of Evaluating Examinations that may be taken in a given year. However, please note that candidates who have a valid pass standing (see Section 11(C)) on the MCCEE are not eligible to re-take the MCCEE in an attempt to obtain a higher score. Furthermore, there is a limit of two (2) date transfers permitted. No refunds will be allowed after the second transfer request. If a candidate does not write the MCCEE on the date scheduled following his/her second transfer request, his/her examination fee will be forfeited. A new registration request and examination fee will be required thereafter.
The MCCEE is designed as a general assessment of the candidate's basic medical knowledge of the principal fields of medicine, including Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Preventive Medicine and Community Health, and Surgery. This examination is a subset of questions prepared by the same test committees that design the Qualifying Examination Parts I and II for the MCC, using a pool of test items based on the Objectives for the Qualifying Examination.
In preparation for the MCCEE, it is suggested that candidates review the Objectives for the Qualifying Examination and recent editions of standard textbooks in the English or French language. Appendix B provides a brief list of suggested textbooks in the general fields of medicine, however, it is not a comprehensive or exclusive listing in each subject. A more comprehensive list can be found on the MCC Website (www.mcc.ca). The Council does not provide these books to candidates and does not act as an agent in procuring them.
The Objectives for the Qualifying Examination booklet is available for purchase from the MCC (see order form on the MCC Website (www.mcc.ca)). Note: A third edition of the MCC Objectives, in CD format, is nearing completion. Please watch the MCC Website for an announcement regarding the expected release date.
Practice Examination: The MCC offers for purchase a booklet, published in 1994, containing 168 previously-used multiple-choice questions.