Medical Council of Canada
|English and French|
|Dr. M. Ian Bowmer|
Medical Council of Canada (MCC) (French: Le Conseil médical du Canada) is an organization that is charged with assessing medical candidates, evaluation of physicians through exams and granting a qualification called Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC) to those who wish to practice medicine in Canada.
MCC is governed by a 51-member Executive Board of Council, who meets once a year to discuss budgets, policies and assets. The day-to-day operation is carried out by the Executive Director, currently Dr. M. Ian Bowmer.
Founded by the Canada Medical Act in 1912 through the effort of Sir Thomas Roddick, a physician and Member of Parliament, who have been pursuing a standardized licensing scheme in Canada for over 18 years.
Beginning April 1912, MCC gave the right to practice throughout Canada, to be admitted to the British Medical Register (BMR) to serve in the medical forces of the army and navy. The practice for registering physicians into the BMR eventually ceased but those who wish to practice in the UK can register themselves with the General Medical Council.
Mission, Goals and Values
- Maintains a national registry of physicians and their qualifications
- Develops, validates and implements tools and strategies to evaluate physicians’ competence
- Striving for the highest level of medical care for Canadians through excellence in evaluation of physicians
- Establish and promote LMCC,
- Maintain the Canada Medical Register
- Maintain and liaise with regulatory bodies
- Initiate and promote innovation, research and development in assessment and evaluation
- Initiate and promote a national integrated assessment strategy of physicians
- Be an open, transparent, responsive and accountable organization
|Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE)||"international medical graduates, international medical students in their final clinical year and U.S. osteopathic physicians" who wish to take the MCCQE Part I & II and further pursue LMCC in Canada.||
||$1,645 CDN |
|Qualifying Examination Part I (QE Part I)||Canadian medical graduates and those who passed MCCEE||
||$920 CDN |
|Qualifying Examination Part II (QE Part II)||Candidates who passed QE Part I||
||$2,190 CDN |
A pass standing is required on both the QE Part I and the QE Part II in order to be awarded Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada. LMCC is recognized by the 12 medical licensing authorities in Canada, and is one of the requirements for the issuance of a license to practice medicine in Canada.
Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada, commonly abbreviated as LMCC, is a physician that, according to the bylaws of MCC:
- Before 1 January 1992: Passed Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part 1 and has completed successfully one year of postgraduate training or the MCCQE Part 2
- After 1 January 1992: Passed the MCCQE Part 1 and Part 2 
Canadian Medical Register
MCC also maintains the Canadian Medical Register, a list of physicians who have completed or exempted from the LMCC requirement. This is the first step for medical graduates who wish to obtain license to practice prior to applying to their own regulatory body in their home province or territory.
- A brief history of the Medical Council of Canada – 1912 to 2008
- Roddick Gates Honour Canada's Foremost Physician
- Vision, mission and strategic goals
- The Medical Council of Canada (MCC)
- Evaluating Examination
- 2013 Examination Fees
- Qualifying Examination Part I
- Qualifying Examination Part II
- Centre for the Evaluation of Health Professionals Educated Abroad
- Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC)
- The Process of Becoming a Licensed Medical Doctor in BC