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CPSA Amends MCCQE Part II Requirements

Posted June 11, 2021

In light of the Medical Council of Canada’s (MCC) decision to cancel the MCCQE Part II examination, CPSA Council has voted in favour of allowing eligible physicians to register and practise on the General Register.

Council’s approved motion is:
Notwithstanding proposed changes to eligibility requirements for the Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC), Council approves considering the modified LMCC as equivalent to any prior LMCC.

On June 10, the MCC affirmed updated criteria (the “modified LMCC” referenced in the Council motion) for granting the LMCC to candidates who have:

  • completed a medical degree from a recognized medical school,
  • successfully completed the MCCQE Part I,
  • completed at least 12 months of clinical postgraduate training, and
  • the required medical credentials including verification of postgraduate training successfully source verified through the MCC.

This decision made by Council will be in place until a new LMCC assessment process has been established.

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