The Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Exam Part 1 Study Group is facilitated by a moderator to assist IMGs to prepare for this examination. The current moderator is Dr. Faiza Saeed. These sessions are being offered online due to COVID-19.
The MCCQE Part I is a summative examination that assesses the critical medical knowledge and clinical decision-making ability of a candidate at a level expected of a medical student who is completing his or her medical degree in Canada. The examination is based on the MCC Objectives, which are organized under the CanMEDS roles. Candidates graduating and completing the MCCQE Part I normally enter supervised practice. Aside from formal accreditation processes of the undergraduate and postgraduate education programs, the MCCQE Part I is the only national standard for medical schools across Canada and, therefore, is administered at the end of medical school.
The MCCQE Part I is a one-day, computer-based test. Candidates have four hours in the morning to complete 210 Multiple-Choice Questions and up to three and a half hours in the afternoon for the Clinical Decision-Making component, which consists of 38 cases with short-menu and short-answer write-in questions. For specialist IMGs, the QE1 requires a complete review of all areas of medicine.
AIMGA’s MCCQE1 study groups are offered throughout the year on a quarterly basis. AIMGA provides computer software study materials and other relevant resources as a means of preparation (i.e. UWorld, QBank, MCC Preparation materials).
Please note it is required that you register here on the website before accessing the study session with the following Zoom link:
AIMGA Calgary Office: 403-520-7730. We are open 9-4:30 Monday to Friday and 9-3:00 on Saturday. The program administrator for Calgary is available from Monday to Thursday 9-5 and Saturday from 9-3.
AIMGA Edmonton Office: 587-524-2750. The Edmonton office is open from 9-4:30 Monday to Friday. The program administrator for Edmonton is available from Monday to Thursday from 8:30-4:30.