The Medical Council of Canada (MCC) made an announcement on June 10, 2021, further to the cancellation of the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part II and to the granting of licentiate status. Read the announcement on the MCC website. The regulatory authorities across Canada are meeting today in hopes of achieving a consensus response. We will provide updates as matters develop.
The Federation of Medical Regulatory Authorities of Canada (FMRAC) met today to discuss the ramifications of the suspension of the MCCQE Part II. The Medical Council of Canada (MCC) announced on May 31, 2021, the suspension of the MCCQE Part II due to significant issues with the virtual examination. The President of FMRAC will be meeting with the MCC in the next few days to determine steps forward. The College will […]
The Medical Council of Canada (MCC) announced on May 31, 2021 the suspension of the MCCQE Part II due to significant issues with the virtual examination. MCC apologized for the anxiety this has caused candidates amidst the pandemic. The MCC confirmed a full refund for those registered for the current session, those who were transferred to the fall 2021 session, and those who challenged the exam in the past weeks. The full MCC statement can be found here.
We wish to express our appreciation to all physicians who have been deployed by Nova Scotia Health or IWK to contribute to the pandemic response in ways outside their normal scope of practice. As the province moves through the third wave of the pandemic, physicians have continued to demonstrate leadership in their commitment to providing care. These continue to be stressful times, with physicians raising their hands to help wherever needed. We wish to reassure physicians the College will not hold deployed physicians to practice within a scope strictly consistent with recent training and experience.
Postgraduate training licence renewal is now open. You must renew your licence to continue your training for the upcoming academic year. Renew by May 23, 2021, to avoid a late fee. If you plan to discontinue your Postgraduate Training Licence you must notify the College in writing or by email to email@example.com before June 30, 2021. How to Renew: Visit
The College has been asked by the Department of Health & Wellness (DHW) to distribute this message to registered physicians. Physicians are to refer patients regarding covid vaccine booking to 1-833-797-7772 only.
Given the public health directives in response to the recent increase in COVID cases, licensed physicians may be asked by their Health Authority to contribute to the pandemic response in ways outside their normal scope of practice. The College wishes to reassure physicians its support of this measure. When deployed by a Health Authority to support the pandemic response, the College will not hold physicians to practice within a scope strictly consistent with recent training and experience. This approach applies to Physicians privileged and working […]
Bill C-7 has been passed by the Senate and received Royal Assent. It is now in force and is the law. As such, the College is amending its Standard to reflect the important changes in Canada’s legal approach to Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD). These changes include a pathway to eligibility to MAiD for patients whose natural death is not reasonably foreseeable, as well as ongoing eligibility for patients who have lost capacity after having been found to be eligible (Audrey’s Amendment).