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Examinations Required for Registration on the Education Register

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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 (MCCQE) Part I.

Undergraduate medical students are not required to meet any examination requirements in order to have their name entered on the Undergraduate Medical education student list.

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 Evaluating Examination (MCCEE) or the MCC Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part I; or
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Steps 1 and 2; 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 and 2.

Non-Canadian medical graduates who are currently in training in a country designated by The World Bank as a low income country with a GDP per capita of $1045 or less applying for an elective in a Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine residency training program are exempted from the above examination requirement.


Applicable Legislation

Medical Practitioners Regulations – Section 25 (1) (b)

Approved By

Registration Committee


Approval Date

April 6, 2018

May 25, 2018

Review Date

April 2019