March 2017 announcements: Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part I and its delivery in 2018

Exam delivery by MCC will continue to take place at current sites in 2018, and broaden in 2019 when we move to a vendor-delivered model: It will continue to be business as usual with exam delivery continuing at faculty and some private sites in 2018. We plan to introduce the vendor-delivered model in all Canadian cities where the examination is currently delivered, and internationally starting in spring 2019.

Exam delivery by MCC will continue to take place at current sites in 2018, and broaden in 2019 when we move to a vendor-delivered model: It will continue to be business as usual with exam delivery continuing at faculty and some private sites in 2018. We plan to introduce the vendor-delivered model in all Canadian cities where the examination is currently delivered, and internationally starting in spring 2019.

Why are we doing this?

  • This will ensure continuity in the short term and ensure broad access for candidates, especially for the spring examination window, when most candidates take the MCCQE Part I.
  • In 2019, the shift to a vendor-delivered model will provide more opportunities to take the MCCQE Part I.