Essentials for the Canadian Medical Licensing Exam reviews key concepts necessary for Canadian medical students and international medical graduates
The Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part I is an important milestone for medical students, signifying a culmination of years of training in basic science and clinical medicine. The Medical Council of Canada (MCC) recommends numerous separate texts as reference for this exam preparation. Such a vast reading list is neither a practical nor a feasible means of approaching this critical exam for most candidates. The singular intent of this text is to provide a succinct yet complete review for the MCCQE Part I using the most efficient and effective means.
Essentials for the Canadian Medical Licensing Exam is based entirely on the MCC’s O bjectives for the Q ualifying Examination, 3rd edition, which “lay out exactly what you have to know for any of the MCC examinations.” This text contains only the specific and essential information required to meet the O bjectives—all extraneous information has been deliberately omitted.
This text avoids time-wasting prose and effusive lists. Information is presented only in concise and easily assimilated visual formats. A focus on tables and flow charts allows complex and detailed concepts to be swiftly and effectively reviewed for comprehension and retention. Text within boxes signals the reader to key competencies highlighted by the O bjectives.
This text is a collaborative project that combines the perspective and insights of students preparing for the examination with the experience of residents and acumen of faculty. The result is a novel and innovative resource to aid in the process of preparing for the MCCQE Part I. As medical school curricula are becoming more tailored to the exam, we believe it will also prove useful in your general studies as well.
We would appreciate your feedback on how to improve this resource and wish you the best success in the MCCQE Part I