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 charged with the assessment of medical candidates and evaluation of physicians through examinations. It grants a qualification called Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC) to those who wish to practise medicine in Canada.
MCC is governed by a 51-member Executive Board of Council, who meets annually 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 practise 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 practise in the UK can register themselves with the General Medical Council.
|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.||
||$1,737 CDN |
|Qualifying Examination Part I
(QE Part I)
|Canadian medical graduates and those who passed MCCEE||
||$1,320 CDN |
|Qualifying Examination Part II
(QE Part II)
|Candidates who passed QE Part I||
||$2,490 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 twelve medical licensing authorities in Canada, and is one of the requirements for the issuance of a licence to practise 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 have been exempted from the LMCC requirement. This is the first step for medical graduates who wish to obtain licence to practise prior to applying to their own regulatory body in their home province or territory.
- Lougheed, Taylor (2016-03-31). "Is it time to rethink the MCCQE Part II?". Canadian Medical Education Journal. 7 (1): e87–e88. ISSN 1923-1202. PMC 4830377. PMID 27103957.
- A brief history of the Medical Council of Canada – 1912 to 2008 Archived 2008-09-21 at the Wayback Machine
- Roddick Gates Honour Canada's Foremost Physician
- Evaluating Examination
- 2013 Examination Fees Archived 2009-08-28 at the Wayback Machine
- Qualifying Examination Part II Archived 2008-08-17 at the Wayback Machine
- Centre for the Evaluation of Health Professionals Educated Abroad
- Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC) Archived 2008-09-16 at the Wayback Machine
- The Process of Becoming a Licensed Medical Doctor in BC Archived 2008-09-14 at the Wayback Machine