Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada

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Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada, commonly abbreviated as LMCC, is not a license to practice medicine, but is generally a requirement to gain an independent practise license (a license to practise medicine) in Canada.


The LMCC is granted to a physician that meet the following criteria:[1]

  • They have passed the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part I and Part II (or an acceptable clinical assessment deemed comparable to the MCCQE Part II such as the new Certification Examination in Family Medicine)
  • They have satisfactorily completed at least 12 months of acceptable postgraduate training or an acceptable equivalent

Canadian Medical Register[edit]

A medical graduate can be registered in the Canadian Medical Register provided he or she has successfully completed:[2]

  • the Qualifying Examination prior to Jan. 1, 1992, and upon submitting evidence in the form determined by the Executive Director that the candidate has satisfactorily completed at least twelve months of acceptable postgraduate training or an acceptable equivalent; or
  • the MCCQE Part I and the MCCQE Part II.

License to Practice[edit]

The issuance of a license to practice is the function of the medical regulatory authorities. When a candidate has satisfied the various requirements imposed by the medical regulatory authority, the final step towards licensure to practice is to submit an application to the Registrar of that medical regulatory authority.


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