Simulator Preparation Course For
MCCQE Part II
You must take and pass the MCCQE Part II to obtain the Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC). Canadian Medical Regulatory Authorities may require you to have the LMCC to apply for a medical licence within their province or territory.
What is the MCCQE Part II?
The MCCQE Part II assesses the candidate’s core abilities to apply medical knowledge, demonstrate clinical skills, develop investigational and therapeutic clinical plans, as well as demonstrate professional behaviours and attitudes at a level expected of a physician in independent practice in Canada. Candidates must have successfully completed the MCCQE Part I and be completing their postgraduate medical education (there is a requirement for one year of postgraduate education).
The MCCQE Part I and the MCCQE Part II form two components of the LMCC, which, in turn, is one of the prerequisites for licensure and entry into independent practice in Canada. The MCCQE Part II consists of a series of clinical stations. The exam, based on the Blueprint, assesses your performance across two broad categories:
- Dimensions of care, covering the spectrum of medical care.
- Physician activities, reflecting a physician’s scope of practice and behaviors.
Types of tasks you may experience
These are the types of tasks that you may need to perform during an OSCE:
- Taking a patient history
- Conducting a focused physical examination
- Taking a history and doing a focused physical examination (combined tasks)
- Managing/resolving a patient problem
- Assessing and managing an urgent or emergent situation
- Counseling a patient and/or family members
- Answering oral or written questions (short answer write-in or multiple choice)
- Summarizing and presenting findings to an examiner or colleague
- Reading or referencing materials related to the patient’s situation, such as articles, charts, test results, medication lists or summaries
- Interacting with physicians or other healthcare professionals
This list is not exhaustive. Some stations may require more than one task.
How to schedule your exam date
The Medical Council of Canada (MCC) has partnered with Education Management Solutions (EMS), selecting SIMULATIONiQ™ as the delivery platform for the virtual Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part II. If you have an accepted application for the MCCQE Part II, you will be able to schedule your exam in the virtual exam delivery platform SIMULATIONiQ™.
What changes are being made with the MCCQE Part II being delivered virtually? What is staying the same?
The number of stations, the types of stations, and the lengths of stations have not changed. The two types of stations will be occurring on one test day rather than two.
The MCCQE Part II will continue to make use of Standardized Participants (SPs) and Physician Examiners (PEs) as in previous in-person sessions. Candidates will describe to the examiner what physical examination maneuvers they would perform and what they are looking for in place of performing physical examinations. PEs will provide related findings.
The exam day will begin with a systems and security check upon login, including verification of your identity with a valid government-issued ID, and an environment check (you will span your webcam around the room). You should also perform a system check prior to login; details will be provided in advance of the exam. There will be a candidate briefing and an opportunity to ask questions before the exam begins.
Time is allotted for station retakes in the event of minor technical issues.
The exam Blueprint and the weights for all domains remain the same from previous exam administrations. Total score and subscores will be reported to candidates by the MCC. A new score scale will be established for the virtual format of the MCCQE Part II. A new cut score for determining pass/fail status will be established through a standard-setting exercise with a panel of physicians.