You can apply to the MCCQE Part I as a medical student or graduate. Your medical school must be accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) or the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) (in the U.S.) for you to challenge the MCCQE Part I directly, without first having to take other MCC exams.
If your school is not accredited by CACMS or the LCME, but is accepted in Canada as per the World Directory of Medical Schools, or is a U.S. School of Osteopathic Medicine, you must first pass the Medical Council of Canada Evaluation Examination (MCCEE) before applying to the MCCQE Part I.
When you apply, your www.physiciansapply.ca account will guide you through the process and indicate the documents that you need to submit as part of your application.
To be eligible as a student:
You must be expected to fully complete all requirements to graduate on the following dates:
- Spring session: by Nov. 30 of the same calendar year
- Fall session: by March 30 of the following calendar year
Please note, that if you are a Canadian medical student or a U.S. medical student, you will also be required to submit a certified copy of a valid/non-expired passport.
To be eligible as a graduate:
Your medical degree/diploma must be in progress of source verification or have been successfully sourced verified. Please note, however, that if you are a Canadian medical graduate, you will also be required to submit a certified copy of a valid/non-expired passport.
If you are an international medical graduate (IMG), a U.S. graduate, or a graduate from a U.S. School of Osteopathic Medicine, and ONLY if you have not already done so, you must create a source verification request through your www.physiciansapply.ca account, and submit a copy of your final medical degree diploma.