Pass the MCCQE with QUPI
The Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) is an essential step towards becoming licensed to practice medicine in Canada. It contains two phases, the first of which is a multiple-choice exam with almost 200 questions (196 questions, to be exact!). The MCCQE has been called the Canadian equivalent of the USMLE.
QUPI is a medical question bank containing close to 10,000 practice questions, many of which were selected and created specifically because of their relevance to licensing exams including the MCCQE. With the power to customize your quiz in QUPI to hone-in on the discipline and subject matter that is most important to you, you will be able to easily that practice quizzes that will help you prepare for and pass the MCCQE.
Not only does QUPI help you practice the medical knowledge you need to pass the test since part one of the MCCQE is multiple-choice, but QUPI will also help you increase your confidence in this exam format so that when exam day rolls around all the knowledge you have acquired will be easily at your fingertips.
Pass MCCQE with QUPI
If you are a medical student in Canada, you will need to pass the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) to gain your licentiate. While passing this exam does not grant you a full license to practice medicine in Canada just yet, it is a requirement for gaining one. To receive the Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC), you will have to pass Part I and Part II of the MCCQE, as well as complete at least 12 months of postgraduate training.
What is the MCCQE?
The Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination is a test that every medical student will have to take before they are allowed to start their career. You will have to pass two parts of the exam. Part I takes place on a single day and is a computer-based test that will thoroughly check your medical knowledge and decision-making skills. This part is also composed of two components – a four-hour-long test session of 210 multiple-choice questions, and a three-hour-long session to challenge your clinical decision-making skills, requiring you to provide short answers to 38 cases. Part II takes two days and will test your skills in practice, taking you through various clinical stations.
MCCQE Part I
During the first part of the test, you will need to show your knowledge based on two criteria: the medical care spectrum, as well as physician activities. Those two categories are divided into four domains. In the case of the medical care spectrum, those categories are Health Promotion & Illness Prevention, Acute, Chronic, and Psychosocial Aspects. For physician activities, expect Assessment and Diagnosis, Management, Communication, and Professional Behaviours.
During the test, you will be expected to express knowledge of clinical diagnosis, concepts regarding population health (along with its determining factors). Make sure to also have a good grip on legal, ethical, and organizational issues of Canadian medicine. You need to know how to collaborate with other health practitioners, how to communicate with patients and third parties, and how to manage your practice and allocate health care resources.
MCQE Part II
The second part of MCCQE is a formal clinical exam that spans two days. Here, your core medical abilities, such as skills, competence, and knowledge will be tested to confirm whether they are sufficient to enter independent clinical practice. To take MCCQE Part II, you will need to first pass Part I. During the exam, you will progress through various clinical stations. These stations will task you with applying your medical knowledge in practice, creating clinical plans, and showing professional behavior that is expected of a licensed physician.
Same as with Part I, the second part of MCCQE will assess your performance based on the spectrum of medical care and physician activities, divided into the same domains. Through both days of the session, you will face 12 clinical scenarios – eight of them on the first day, and four on the second. MCCQE Part II features two types of stations – the first type takes 14 minutes to accomplish, and the second six.
During your first day, only seven stations will actually count towards your score. The eighth one is an additional pilot station that does not count. You will not know the order of the stations beforehand. Through these stations, you will have to deal with patients and professionals, and your score will be based on those interactions. On the second day, you will be paired with another candidate on each of the four stations. These, in addition to similar encounters as during the first day, can also consist of reading tasks and match questions.
Get your licentiate with QUPI!
As you can see, MCCQE is not an exam one can take lightly – on the contrary, it requires you to use all the knowledge and skills you have been amassing through your medical education at once. Such an immense amount of material can often be overwhelming, as students spend months, and even years, preparing only for this one exam – and even then, not everyone will pass on their first try. Why not make it easier on yourself and let QUPI help you?
QUPI is an extensive bank of medical questions, currently containing over 10,000 practice questions, out of which many are directly related to the MCCQE. We expand the database every day, bringing you more and more material to ease your study and help you pass the exam. With QUPI, you can easily personalize your quizzes, allowing you to study only the domain that is important to you at the moment.
With QUPI, you will be able to take the MCCQE with confidence. As you review all of the material and answer the MCCQE-specific questions, you will start to memorize the exam format – nothing will be able to surprise you on the day of your examination! Don’t believe us? Give QUPI a try with the 7 Day Free Trial, and see for yourself!
MCCQE FAQ Section
The Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination is an essential step towards obtaining a license to practice medicine in Canada
The MCCQE consists of 2 phases – a multiple choice exam of 196 questions, and a clinical exam that assesses your ability to apply medical knowledge and demonstrate professional physician behaviors.
The MCCQE is known as the Canadian equivalent of the USMLE, so can be hard to study for. Luckily for you, QUPI was designed to specifically cater for licensing exams such as these. With 10,000 practice questions, QUPI is the helping hand you need to consolidate your knowledge and improve your confidence.
You can apply to take the MCCQE as a medical student or graduate. If you are a student, you are eligible to apply up to 15 months prior to your expected date of graduation. In addition, 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.); or
- Identified by a Canada Sponsor Note in the World Directory of Medical Schools; or
- Accredited as a U.S. School of Osteopathic Medicine
Your Part 1 score is reported on a scale from 100 to 400 with a pass score of 226.
For Part 2, your score will be reported on a scale from 500 to 700. It is calculated by combining your item scores across stations.
To be awarded the Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC), you must pass both the MCCQE Part I and Part II.