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Subject matter for examination questions is guided by the Objectives for the Qualifying Examination,
published by The Medical Council of Canada. The MCC does not require candidates to purchase or
use any particular reference. The following textbooks may be used by MCC test committees to
validate examination questions.

1. Objectives for the Qualifying Examination, edited by the Medical Council of Canada, 2nd ed.,
1999. (An order form for this publication is enclosed at the centre of this brochure.)
2. Multiple-Choice Question (MCQ) Practice Examination, edited by The Medical Council of
Canada, 1994. (An order form for this publication is enclosed at the centre of this brochure.)
1. Andreoli, T.E., et al. (eds.), Cecil Essentials of Medicine, 5th ed, W.B. Saunders, 2001.
2. Braunwald, E., et al. (eds.), Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 15th ed., McGraw-Hill,
3. Canadian Task Force on the Periodic Health Examination, The Canadian Guide to Clinical
Preventive Health Care, Health Canada, Ottawa ON, 1994. http://www.ctfphc.org
4. Friede, A., MD, MPH, et al. (eds.), CDC Prevention Guidelines. A Guide to Action,
Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, MD, 1997.
5. Goldman, L., Bennett, J.C. (eds.), Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 21st ed., W.B. Saunders, 2000.
6. Health Canada, Canadian STD Guidelines, Division of STD Prevention and Control,
Minister of Public Works & Government Services Canada, Ottawa ON, 1998.
7. Sackett D., Richardson, W.S., Rosenberg, W., Haynes, B., Evidence-based Medicine: How to
Practice and Teach EBM, Churchill Linvingstone, 1998.
8. Scientific American of Internal Medicine on CD-ROM.
9. Tierney, L.M. Jr., et al., Pocket Guide to the Essentials of Diagnosis & Treatment, a Lange
medical book, Appleton & Lange, 1997.
10. Tintinalli, J., Ruiz, E., Krome, R.L. (eds.), Emergency Medicine - A Comprehensive Study
Guide, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill, 1996.
11. Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics, 29th ed., Lippincott-Raven Publishers, 1998.
12. UpToDate Clinical Reference on CD-Rom.
1. Berek, J.S., al. (eds.), Novak’s Textbook of Gynecology, 12th ed., Lippincott, Williams &
Wilkins, 1996.
2. Cunningham, F.G., et al. (eds.), Williams Obstetrics, 20th ed., Appleton & Lange, 1997.
3. DeCherney, A.H., Pernoll, M.L., Current Obstetric & Gynecologic Diagnosis & Treatment, a
Lange medical book, Appleton & Lange, 2001.
4. Gabbe, S.G., et al. (eds.), Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies, 2nd ed., Churchill
Livingstone, 1991.
5. Hacker, N.F., Moore, J.G., Essentials of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 3rd ed., W.B.
Saunders, 1998.
6. Kase, N.G., Weingold, A.B., The Principles and Practice of Clinical Gynecology, 2nd ed.,
Churchill & Livingstone, 1990. (out of print)
7. Mishell, D., et al. (eds.), Comprehensive Gynecology, 3nd ed., Mosby, 1997.
8. Speroff, L., Glass, R.H., Kase, N.G., Clinical Gynecologic Endocrinology and Infertility, 6th ed.,
Williams & Wilkins, 1999.
1. Behrman, R.E., et al. (eds.), Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics,16th ed., Saunders, 2000.
2. Behrman, R.E., Kleigman, R., Nelson Essentials of Pediatrics, 17th ed., Saunders, 1990.
3. Hay, W.H., et al. (eds.), Current Pediatric Diagnosis and Treatment, 12th ed., Appleton &
Lange, 1995.
4. Hoekelman, R.A., et al., Primary Pediatric Care, 3rd ed., Mosby, St. Louis, 1997.
5. Oski, J., Principles and Practice of Pediatrics, 2nd ed., Lippincott, 1994.
6. Pickering, L.K., et al. (eds.), 2000 Red Book: Report of the Committee on Infectious Disease,
25th ed., American Academy of Pediatrics, 2000.
7. Rudolph, A.M., et al. (eds.), Rudolph's Pediatrics, 20th ed., Appleton & Lange, 1996.
8. Rudolph, A.M., et al. (eds.), Rudolph's Fundamentals of Pediatrics, 2nd ed., Appleton & Lange,
9. Weber, M.L., Dictionnaire de thérapeutique pédiatrique, Les Presses de l’Université de
Montréal, 1996.
10. American Academy of Pediatrics’ website: http://www.aap.org
11. Canadian Pediatric Society’s website: http://www.cps.ca
1. Infectious Diseases:
a) Chin, J., Control of Communicable Diseases Manual, 17th ed., Washington, D.C., The
American Public Health Association, 2000.
b) Health Canada, Canadian Immunization Guide, 5th ed., Canadian Medical
Association, 1998. http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hpb/lcdc/publicat/immguide/
c) Health Canada, Canadian STD Guidelines, Division of STD Prevention and
Control, Minister of Public Works & Government Services Canada, Ottawa ON
1998. http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hpb/lcdc/publicat/std98/
d) Ontario Anti-infective Review Panel, Anti-Infective Guidelines for Community-
Acquired Infections, 1st and 2nd eds., 1997.
e) Santé Canada, Guide canadien d’immunisation, 5e édition, Association médicale
canadienne, 1998. http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hpb/lcdc/publicat/immguide/index_f.html
2. Occupational Medicine:
a) LaDou, J. (ed.), Occupational & Environmental Health, 2nd ed., Stanford, CT:
Appleton & Lange, 1997.
b) Levy, B., Wegman, D. (eds.), Occupational Health: Recognizing and Preventing
Work-Related Disease, 4th ed., Boston-Toronto: Little and Brown, 2000.
3. Population Health/Public Health:
a) Evans, R.G., Barer, M.L., Marmor, T.R., Why are some people healthy and others
not? The Determinants of Health of Populations, Aldine de Gruyter, New York,
b) Hamilton, N, Bhatti, T., Population Health Promotion: An Integrated Model of
Population Health and Health Promotion, Health Canada, Health Promotion
Development Division, 1996. http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hppb/phdd/php/php.htm
c) Health Canada, Strategies for Population Health -- Investing in the Health of
Canadians, Cat. No. H39-316/1994E, 1994.
d) Health Canada: Ottawa, Towards a Common Understanding: Clarifying the Core
Concepts of Population Health, 1996.
e) Health Canada, Toward a Healthy Future, Second Report on the Health of
Canadians, 1999.
f) Kawachi, I., Kennedy, B.P., Wilkinson, R.G. (eds.), The Society and Population
Health Reader: Income Inequality and Health, New York: New Press, 1999.
g) Last, J.M., Wallace, R.B. (eds.) Maxcy-Rosenau Last, Public Health and
Preventive Medicine, 14th ed., Norwalk, CT: Appleton & Lange, 1998.
h) Shah, C.P., Public Health and Preventive Medicine in Canada, 4th ed., University of
Toronto Press, 1998.
i) Shah, C.P., Médecine préventive et santé publique au Canada, 3e éd., Les Presses
de l’Université Laval, Distribution Univers, 1995.
4. Legal Aspects:
a) Emson, H.E., The Doctor and the Law: A Practical Guide for the Canadian
Physician, 3rd ed., Toronto: Butterworths, 1995.
b) Kidd, S.B. (ed.), The Physician’s Legal Manual, Toronto: Emond Montgomery
Publications Ltd., 1996.
c) Picard, E.l., Robertson, G.B., Legal Liability of Doctors and Hospitals in Canada,
3rd ed., Scarborough, Ontario: Carswell, 1996.
d) Sharpe, G., The Law and Medicine in Canada, 2nd ed., Toronto: Butterworths,
e) Sniederman, B., Irvine J.C., Osborne P.H., Canadian Medical Law: An
Introduction for Physicians, Nurses and other Health Care Professionals, 2nd ed.,
Toronto: Carswell, 1995.
5. Organizational Aspects of Medicine:
a) Gelman, D.D., Canadian Medical Association Medical Administration Manual,
Ottawa, Canadian Medical Association, 1996.
b) Shah, C.P., Public Health and Preventive Medicine in Canada, 4th ed., University of
Toronto Press, 1998.
c) Shah, C.P., Médecine préventive et santé publique au Canada, 3e éd., Les Presses
de l’Université Laval, Distribution Univers, 1995.
d) Williams, K.J., Donnelly, P.R., Medical Care Quality and the Public Trust, Health
Care Association, 1987.
6. Ethics:
a) Beauchamp, T.L., Childress, J.F., Principles of Biomedical Ethics, 4th ed.,
New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
b) Hébert, P.C., Doing Right : A Practical Guide to Ethics for Medical Trainees and
Physicians, Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996.
c) Kluge, E.H.W. (ed.), Readings in Biomedical Ethics, A Canadian focus, 2nd ed.,
University of Victoria: Prentice Hall Allyn and Bacon Canada, 1999.
d) Lowy, F.H., Sawyer, D.M., Williams, J.R., Canadian Physicians and Euthanasia,
Canadian Medical Association, 1993. (French version available)
e) Mason, J.K., McCaul Smith, R.A., Law and Medical Ethics, 5th ed., London England:
Butterworths, 1999.
f) Singer, P.A., Bioethics at The Bedside: A Clinician's Guide, Canadian Medical
Association, 1999.
g) Énoncé de politique des Trois Conseils : Éthique de la recherche avec des êtres
humains. Conseil de recherches médicales du Canada (CRM), Conseil de
recherches en sciences naturelles et en génie du Canada (CRSNG) et Conseil de
recherches en sciences humaines du Canada (CRSH)
h) Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans of the
Medical Research Council (MRC), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research
Council (NSERC) and the Social Sciences Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
7. Epidemiology/Statistics:
a) Bernard, P.M. et Lapointe, C., Mesures statistiques en épidémiologie, Presses de
l'Université du Québec, 1995.
b) Brownson, R.C, et al., Chronic Disease Epidemiology and Control, 2nd ed., American
Public Health Association, 1998.
c) Fletcher, R.H., Fletcher, S.W., Wagner, E.H., Clinical Epidemiology: The Essentials,
3rd ed., Williams & Wilkins, 1996.
d) Jenicek, M. et Cléroux, R., Épidémiologie : Principes, techniques, applications, 3e éd.,
Edisem, 1982.
e) Last, J.M., A Dictionnary of Epidemiology, 4th edition, Oxford University Press, 2001.
f) Mausner, J.S., Kramer, S., Epidemiology - An Introductory Text, 2nd ed, Saunders,
g) Sackett, D., Richardson, W.S., Rosenberg, W., Haynes, B., Evidence-based
Medicine: How to Practice and Teach EBM, Churchill Linvingstone, 1998.
h) Sackett, D.L., Haynes, R.B., Guyatt, G.H., Tugwell, D., Clinical Epidemiology: A
Basic Science for Clinical Medicine, 2nd ed., Toronto: Little, Brown and Co., 1991.
1. American Psychiatric Association, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
(DSM - IV), 4th ed., text revision, 1994.
2. American Psychiatric Association, Psychiatric Self-Assessment & Review, Critique and
Reference Book, Washington, D.C., 1999.
3. Bezchlibnyk-Butler, K.Z., Jeffries, J.J., The Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs, 10th ed.,
Clarke Institute of Psychiatry, Toronto, Canada, 2000.
4. Dulcan, Mina K., Reviews in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, American Academy of Child and
Adolescent Psychiatry, 1998.
5. Johnson, S.L., Therapist’s Guide to Clinical Intervention: the 1-2-3s of Treatment Planning,
Academic Press, 1997.
6. Kane, R.L., et al., Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics, 3rd ed., McGraw-Hill, 1994.
7. Kaplan, H.I., Sadock, B.J. (eds.), Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, 7th ed, Lippincott
Williams & Wilkins, 1999.
8. Kaplan, H.I., Sadock, B.J. (eds.), Synopsis of Psychiatry: Behavioral Sciences/Clinical
Psychiatry, 8th ed., Williams & Wilkins, 1998.
9. Kaplan, H.I., Sadock, B.J. (eds.), Synopsis of Psychiatry: Study Guide and
Self-Examination Review, 6th ed., Williams & Wilkins, 1998.
10. Kates, N., Craven, M., Managing Mental Health and Problems: A Practical Guide for Primary
Care, Hogrefe and Huba, 1998.
11. Lalonde, P., Grunberg, F., et autres, Psychiatrie clinique : approche bio-psycho-sociale,
Gaëtan Morin, 2e trimestre, 1999.
12. Maxmen, J.S., Ward, N.G., Psychotropic Drugs, Fast Facts, 2nd ed., New York: Norton, 1995.
13. Nicholi, A.M., The Harvard Guide to Psychiatry, 3rd ed., The Belknap Press of Harvard
University Press, 1999.
14. Rundell, J.R., Wise, M.G., Textbook of Consultation - Liaison Psychiatry, The American
Psychiatry Press, 1996.
15. Sadavoy, J., Lazarus, W.W., Jarvik, L.F., Grossberg, G.T. (eds.), Comprehensive Review
of Geriatric Psychiatry— II, 2nd ed., Washington, DC: The American Psychiatric Press,
16. Stoudemire, A., MD (ed.), Clinical Psychiatry for Medical Students, 3rd ed., Philadelphia:
Lippincott-Raven, 1998.
17. Talbott, J., Hales, R., Yudofsky, S., The American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Psychiatry,
2nd ed., 1994.
18. Yudofsky, S.C., Hales, R.E., The American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Neuropsychiatry,
2nd ed., 1992.
1. Forrest, A.P.M., et al. (eds.), Principles and Practice of Surgery, Churchill Livingstone, 1999.
2. Lawrence, P.F., Essentials of General Surgery, 3rd ed., Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2000
3. Lawrence, P.F., Essentials of Surgical Specialties, 2nd ed., Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2000.
4. Mann, C.V., Russell, R.C.G., Williams, N.S., Bailey & Love’s Short Practice of Surgery,
22nd ed., Chapman & Hall, 1995.
5. Morris, P.J., Malt, R.A. (eds.), Oxford Textbook of Surgery, Volumes I and II, Oxford, 1994.
6. Sabiston, D.C., Textbook of Surgery: The Biological Basis of Modern Surgical Practice, 15th
ed., Saunders, 1997.
7. Salter, R.B., Textbook of the Disorders and Injuries of the Musculoskeletal System, 3rd ed.,
Williams & Wilkins, 1999.
8. Schwartz, S.I., et al. (eds.), Principles of Surgery, 7th ed., McGraw-Hill, 1999.
9. Way, L.W., Current Surgical Diagnosis & Treatment, 10th ed., Appleton & Lange, 1994. (11th
ed. available in Oct. 2001).

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