The following points concerning the format of the examination are significant:
(A) The MCCEE is a full-day examination. The examination consists of approximately 324 multiple-choice items. These test items are administered in two 3½-hour sessions (one in the morning and one in the afternoon). All test items consist of a question or incomplete statement followed by five (5) suggested answers or completions.
(B) Directions for the completion of answer sheets are given on the front cover of the examination booklets.
All test questions have a stem and five (5) options, of which only ONE (1) is correct.
In airborne first-infection tuberculosis, the primary focus is most commonly found in the
1. periphery of the lung.
3. apex of the lung.
4. tracheobronchial lymph nodes.
5. hilus of the lung.
The correct answer is number 1 and should be marked on the answer sheet as shown below:
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(A) SCORING: Test questions are calibrated on an ability scale resulting in a weight/difficulty being assigned to each question. The candidates final score and his/her Pass/Fail decision take into account the question weight as well as whether or not the candidate answered the question correctly. There is no penalty (i.e. points are not deducted) for answering incorrectly.
Candidates who are suspected by the Deputy Registrar of having given or received information during the examination or who have been identified by MCC analysis will have their answer sheets compared with those of other candidates involved in the incident. If the incorrect answers coincide to a degree that would be expected to occur by chance less than one time in ten thousand, the scores of all the candidates implicated may be invalidated, and no standing will be awarded to them. Under these circumstances, the MCC is authorized to deny entrance to subsequent sessions of the examination to all candidates involved.
(B) NOTIFICATION OF RESULTS: Candidates will be notified of their results in writing by the Executive Director of the MCC approximately seven (7) weeks following the date of the examination. Candidates will also be able to check the MCC Website for their pass/fail standing. Individual scores will not be posted. In order to ensure the confidentiality of their records, candidates are advised to not share their candidate code number with others and to maintain it in a secure place at all times.
In order to prevent errors or fraud, no results will be given over the phone or by fax transmission. Your result letter will indicate a Pass or Fail standing, your total score, as well as your result in each discipline. Please check our Website (www.mcc.ca) for updates on when the Evaluating Examination results will be mailed, as well as when they will be posted on the Website. Candidates should not call the MCC to discuss their results before receiving their result letter. Please Note: If the MCC is not notified of an address change at least one (1) week prior to the mailing of result letters, the candidate will be required to wait for the original result letter to be returned to the MCC in order to have it redirected to the new address. Only in exceptional circumstances will a copy of an original be sent.
Candidate examination standings and profiles of scores may be provided to Canadian federal, provincial or educational authorities if deemed appropriate by the MCC, according to the conditions listed in the Declaration portion of the Application Form. Furthermore, if a candidate is found to have submitted fraudulent documents to MCC or to have used MCC documents in a fraudulent manner at any time, the results of all examinations are automatically invalidated. The MCC will notify the appropriate authorities, including but not limited to the provincial regulatory authorities and certifying bodies.
In respect of candidates accepted for registration and admission to the MCCEE, the Medical Council may transmit information about their birthdate, sex, name(s), birthplace, degree year and institution to the Medical Identification Number for Canada Corporation/La Corporation du numιro didentification mιdicale du Canada (MINC#NIMC).
(C) VALIDITY OF A PASS STANDING: A pass standing on the MCCEE is valid for five (5) years only, during which time a candidate who is an IMG is eligible to sit the MCCQE Part I. However, if the candidate has been engaged in a formal postgraduate training program in the period since passing the Evaluating Examination, he/she may be eligible for an extension to the validity of the MCCEE pass standing beyond the five-year period. In order to be considered for an extension to his/her Evaluating Examination pass standing, the candidate must submit a written request, with supporting documentation, to the Executive Director of the MCC.
A candidate with a valid pass standing on the MCCEE is not eligible to re-take the MCCEE in an attempt to obtain a higher score.
Once a candidate obtains a pass standing on the MCCQE Part I, the MCCEE five-year pass validity period no longer applies.
(D) RESCORING: Requests for a rescoring from candidates who were not successful on the examination will be accepted up to three (3) months following the date of the examination, upon receipt of a written request and a certified cheque for $100.00 CAD. Be advised, however, that all standings are verified at least three times before being sent to the candidates, and this is especially true for borderline results.
If you wish to be present and/or have a duly appointed representative present during the rescoring, you must submit the request in writing, accompanied by the fee of $300.00 CAD. An appointment, in Ottawa, for a mutually agreeable time will then be arranged. Please note that you will only see your answer sheets and the answer key. You will NOT have access to the examination booklet.
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