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Examinations Required for Defined Licensure

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Graduates of Canadian medical schools

Graduates of Canadian medical schools are required to have attained a pass in the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQUE) Part I.

Graduates of non-Canadian medical schools

Successful completion of one of the following is required for graduates of non-Canadian medical schools:

  • Medical Council of Canada (MCC) Evaluating Examination (MCCEE) or the MCC Qualifying Examination Part I; or
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Steps 1, 2 and 3; or
  • National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Parts I, II and III; or
  • Federation Licensing Examination (Flex) Components 1 and 2; or
  • Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX) Levels 1, 2 and 3.


Applicable Legislation

Medical Practitioners Regulations – 39 (1) (b)

Approved By

Registration Committee

Executive Committee

Approval Date

June 16, 2017

June 26, 2017

Review Date

June 2019