Why is the MCC process for conducting exams changing?

Canadians are living healthier and longer lives. And Canada now has the most diverse population of any country in the world. The delivery of care is adapting rapidly to keep pace with global changes.

Canadians are living healthier and longer lives. And Canada now has the most diverse population of any country in the world. The delivery of care is adapting rapidly to keep pace with global changes.

As the delivery of health care to Canadians evolves, our nation’s medical professionals’ competencies must reflect the reality of medical practice and the current health-care needs of Canadians.

Modifications to MCC exams are required to modernize and streamline the exam experience for candidates. These modifications are an extensive undertaking, and have involved in-depth consultations with stakeholders across the medical community, including medical professionals, medical educators and students.

The following measures are being enacted to ensure that medicine is continued to be practised safely and effectively:

  • Revising examinations and aligning them to our new Blueprint;
  • Increasing testing frequency; and
  • Creating additional preparatory materials.

These steps are part of the MCC’s commitment to Canadians—to deliver the highest level of medical care through excellence in the evaluation of physicians.