Examinations and Certifications
Several regulatory bodies offer examinations
Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part I
According to the MCC, “The MCCQE Part I is a one-day, computer-based test that assesses the critical medical knowledge and clinical decision-making ability of a candidate at a level expected of a medical student who is completing their medical degree in Canada.”
National Assessment Collaboration (NAC) OSCE
“The NAC Examination is a one-day exam that assesses your readiness to enter a Canadian residency program. It is a national, standardized examination that tests the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential for entrance into postgraduate training in Canada.”
An Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)
”An Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) is a type of examination often used in health sciences. It is designed to test clinical skill performance and competence in a range of skills. It is a practical, real-world approach to learning and assessment.”
Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC)
“Physicians whose names are included in the Canadian Medical Register shall be known as “Licentiates of the Medical Council of Canada” (“LMCC”).”
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) certifies IMGs in specialties.
The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)
The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) certifies IMGs for family medicine.
Self Assessment Tool
Nova Scotia Practice Ready Assessment Program (NSPRAP)
Examinations can be affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Always check relevant official websites for the latest information.