Frequently asked questions

Course Descriptions

What is MCC?


To add a new questionMedical Council of Canada (MCC) is an organization that is charged with assessing medical candidates, evaluation of physicians through exams and granting a qualification called Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC) to those who wish to practice medicine in Canada.Today, in addition to assessing every medical school graduate, MCC is also responsible for assessing international medical graduates (IMGs) seeking to practice here. Remarkably, these assessments are done at over 500 locations around the world and in Canada, plus additional assessments are done when IMGs are welcomed into our country. go to app settings and press "Manage Questions" button.




What is NAC OSCE Examination?


The Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) is a unique, performance-based evaluation in which the candidate’s clinical knowledge, verbal and non-verbal communication skills and their readiness to enter a residency position are assessed through a very delicate standardized doctor-patient encounter within an allotted time. This type of exam is unique in North America where role-players are used as “standardized patients”.

Attending OSCE preparation courses is critical to ensuring success and high ranking among IMGs competing for residency positions.

We are pleased to note that the foundation of teaching OSCE tips and tricks in an efficient way was pioneered by the Ontario IMG School in 2001, and to this date we have been exceptionally successful in preparing IMGs for their NAC-OSCE and MCCQE2 exams. We continue to help IMGs master their OSCE exam by holding both virtual and online OSCE classes along with OSCE mock exams mimicking the real exam.

We run extended OSCE courses twice a year. Each session is six hours long, held during the weekend. Each session covers different OSCE scenarios while providing opportunities for students to practise with standardized patients (SPs) in order to take history, perform physical exams, or provide counseling.

Immediate feedback is given while reviewing the scenario in detail. Each OSCE course includes two mock exams in which students are exposed to real OSCE exam scenarios and get the opportunity to receive feedback with respect to their strengths and weaknesses. They will also know their ranking compared to other students in the class and consequently assess their readiness for the actual OSCE exams.

To date, our OSCE courses and mock exams have been among the most successful ones in North America.




What is a Mock Exam?


The OSCE courses include mock exams consisting of ten stations. As for NAC-OSCE there will be ten 11-minute stations, simulating the real NAC-OSCE setting, and for the QE2-type OSCE there will be combination of both 6-minute couplets and 14-minute long stations, simulating the real QE2 OSCE exam. In each station, in addition to the Standardized Patient (SP), an examiner is present who observes the interaction between the candidate and the SP. The examiner completes a checklist for the station and writes an assessment of the candidate’s performance, providing individualized feedback to the candidate.

The SPs also provide feedback on the strengths and weaknesses of the IMG’s communication skills. Following each mock exam, a review session is held, and the checklists and performance rank order sheet are returned to the candidate to keep for their personal records.




What is MCCQE1 ?


he MCCQE Part I is a one-day, computer-based test that assesses the competence of candidates who have obtained their medical degree, for entry into supervised clinical practice in postgraduate training programs. The MCCQE Part I assess knowledge, clinical skills, and attitudes as outlined by the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) Objectives. You are allowed up to 3.5 hours in the morning session to complete 196 Multiple-Choice Questions. You are allowed up to 4 hours in the afternoon session for the Clinical Decision-Making component, which consists of short-menu and short-answer write-in questions. You must take and pass the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part I to obtain the Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC). Canadian medical regulatory authorities may require you to have the LMCC to apply for a medical license within their province or territory.





Finance

CAN I GET ANY FINANCIAL AID FROM ANY CANADIAN FINANCIAL INSTITUTION TO PAY THE TUITION FEE?


Yes. If you have passed MCCEE, you are eligible to apply for a loan from RBC bank to pay the registration fees for the other Canadian exams as well as using the loan to pay the tuition fees for Ontario IMG School’s courses.

For further information, please contact us or RBC bank




CAN I PAY THE FEE IN SEVERAL INSTALLMENTS?


The fee for each course can be paid in three installments. All post-dated cheques should be included with the application plus two photos.





WHAT PEOPLE SAY

I took this course for my NAC preparation and I must say it was excellent. I got an 83 and I would never have been able to do the NAC without this course....”