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The Best Questions and Cases for the MCCEE & MCCQE

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Issue 08 August 2011

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Next Test Dates
Institutional Partnerships
Caribbean Medicine
Opportunities for
   Question Writers
Physician Compensation
Doctor Shortages
Future Features
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    Step 1: Take the exams
    Step 2: Learn more
    Step 3: Obtain a residency
    Step 4: Obtain a license
    Step 5: Find a job
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Sept. 6 - Sept. 26, 2011
Oct. 31 - Nov. 11, 2011


List of countries where
you can take the MCCEE:

Find a center in your country where you can take the MCCEE:

Information about the MCCEE:


MCCQE Part 1

Oct. 24 to Oct. 28, 2011
Oct. 31 to Nov. 4, 2011
Apr. 23 to May 11, 2012
Oct. 29 to Nov. 9, 2012

The MCCQE Part 1 is offered only in Canada in the following cities:

British Columbia Vancouver, Victoria,
Prince George


Calgary, Edmonton





Hamilton, Toronto, Kingston, Ottawa, Sudbury, Thunder Bay


Montréal, Québec City, Sherbrooke, Trois-Rivières, Chicoutimi

New Brunswick


Nova Scotia



St. John's

Information about the
MCCQE Part 1:


MCCQE Part 2

Oct. 22 and 23, 2011
May 6, 2012
Oct. 27 and 28, 2012

The MCCQE Part 2 is offered only in Canada in the following cities:

British Columbia

Calgary, Edmonton



London, Hamilton, Sudbury, Toronto, Kingston, Ottawa


Sherbrooke, Québec City

Nova Scotia


St. John's

Information about the
MCCQE Part 2:


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In Canada there are 14 English Medical schools (3 French). Those 14 offer 2013 spots annually. In Ontario only 1 out of every 7 applicants gets accepted and matriculates (in 2009 there were 5,815 applicants for 877 spots). As a result, many qualified students are being rejected year after year.

A typical path for Canadian students has been to apply to medical schools in the United States, but this, too, has proven to be a difficult and extremely expensive route.

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June 2011

  • CanadaQBank official iPhone and iPad app developed. Available for free on iTunes

May 2011

April 2011

March 2011

  • CanadaQBank signs agreement with the FMEQ in Quebec for an institutional subscription for their members

February 2011

  • CanadaQBank expands the QBank for the MCCQE Part 1 to contain over 350 Testlet cases and 300 CDM cases

January 2011

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June 2010

  • CanadaQBank publishes its first bi-monthly Newsletter

April 2010

March 2010

  • CanadaQBank signs agreement with the CPSBC in British Columbia for an institutional subscription for their members

January 2010

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November 2009

June 2009

May 2009

  • CanadaQBank completes the development of the CDM QBank for the MCCQE Part 1 with 200 Clinical Decision Making (CDM) cases

January 2009

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August 2008

  • CanadaQBank is launched online with the domain, with one Question Bank (QBank), for the MCCEE with 2000 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

January 2008

  • CanadaQBank development begins

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Canadian Money

Physicians' Compensation
in Canada

A great chart displaying the average payment per fee-for-service physician who received at least $60,000 in payment by type of practice, 2001–2002, is available HERE as a PDF.

Doctor Shortages
in Canada!

A wealth of great articles covering the Canadian doctor shortage is available to you on the internet.

Canada's doctor shortage is far worse
in the North than in the South

Much Mor Magazine • Jan. 20, 2011

Click here to view the article in your browser

Canada's MD shortage to
worsen: Fraser report

CTV Edmonton • Mar. 14, 2011

Click here to view the article in your browser

Canada's Doctor Shortage

Backgrounder • Jun. 2008

Click here to view or download a PDF

Opportunities for Question Writers

USMLE Step 1 Content Developers

CanadaQBank continues to develop the very best questions and cases for the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating and Qualifying exams (the MCCEE, the MCCQE Part 1 and the MCCQE Part 2) and the United States Medical Licensing Exam (the USMLE Step 1).

We are hiring motivated and talented physicians who can contribute their time and knowledge to help us develop our QBank for the USMLE Step 1.

Detailed information about the USMLE Step 1 here.

This is what we need developed:

USMLE Step 1, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for the following subjects:

Microbiology & Immunology
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Pathology & Pathophysiology

Sample USMLE Step 1 Multiple Choice Question:
A 54 year old woman suffering from influenza deteriorates and develops shaking chills and a high fever. Physical examination is remarkable for dullness to percussion at the left base and decreased breath sounds on the left. Chest x-ray confirms the diagnosis of lobar pneumonia, presumed to be caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae. The patient has no known drug allergies. Which of the following antibiotics would be most appropriate to treat the patient's condition?

A. Cefotaxime
B. Chloramphenicol
C. Erythromycin
D. Penicillin
E. Vancomycin

The correct answer is D. Penicillin remains the first-line drug of choice for pneumococcal pneumonia, except in patients with penicillin allergy and in the relatively few areas in which pneumococcal strains with high-level penicillin resistance exist. Alternative therapies include erythromycin and vancomycin. The third-generation cephalosporin cefotaxime (choice A) is not usually used for pneumococcal pneumonia. Chloramphenicol (choice B) is not usually used for pneumococcal pneumonia. Erythromycin (choice C) is a good alternative therapy for pneumococcal pneumonia, but is usually used only when a penicillin allergy is present. Vancomycin (choice E) is not the first-line therapy, but it is a good alternative in patients allergic to penicillin or when high-level penicillin resistance (relatively uncommon) is present.

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Once you have completed the development of a case, please email it to us at: [email protected].

You can work at your own pace.

When we receive it, we will review the case. If it needs any editing or improvement, we will inform you.

Once the case is approved, we will send payment directly to your PayPal account. Then we will add the case to our website.

Ideal candidates should meet the following criteria:

  • Excellent English and grammar skills
  • Medical school student or graduate
  • International medical graduates are most welcome


  • Excellent compensation. Payment will be made directly to your PayPal account.
  • Free subscription for you to our QBanks for the duration that you are developing questions and cases for us.
  • Work from home. No time pressure. Excellent guidance from us throughout the process.
  • Up to 3 free online subscriptions to our QBanks (may include family members and colleagues/friends).
  • Physicians with excellent communication and teaching skills may be considered for long-term involvement with future CanadaQBank projects, including development of our flashcards and videos in the near future.

How to Apply:

All interested applicants are encouraged to submit their CV to: [email protected]

We will send you:

  • A Guide on how to develop USMLE Step 1 questions
  • Numerous Sample USMLE Step 1 Questions
  • A List of numerous High Yield USMLE Step 1 Topics

We will guide you step-by-step through the process of creating the questions and cases; but, we do need your help and expertise!

Future Features
(in development)

  1. MCCQE Part 1 app for the iPhone and iPad
  2. Topics
    (Each subject category divided into topics, each question and case will have the topic it covers listed)
  3. Cards
    (Flash Cards)
  4. Chat
    (Connect and chat with other users online and find a study partner)
  5. Design
    (all new improved website design)
  6. Videos
    (matching videos for questions and cases)
  7. Store
    (CanadaQBank T-Shirts, mugs, pens, etc.)
  8. USMLE Step 1 QBank
    (Yes, finally!)

Please send us your ideas and suggestions for the above to: [email protected]

To thank you for your ideas and suggestions, we will send you a coupon to be used to purchase a subscription at a
discounted price.




Our Latest Question
and Case Count

QBank for the MCCEE

Subject Number of MCQs
Medicine 1084
Pediatrics 614
OB/GYN 548
Psychiatry 421
Surgery 354
PMCH 342
Total MCQs in this QBank 3363

Testlet QBank for the MCCQE Part 1

Subject Number of MCQs
Medicine 70
Pediatrics 66
Psychiatry 78
Surgery 56
Total MCQs in this QBank
(Each Case has four MCQs) x 4 =
Total MCQs in this QBank 1524

CDM QBank for the MCCQE Part 1

Subject Number of MCQs
Medicine 117
Pediatrics 63
Psychiatry 29
Surgery 37
Total MCQs in this QBank
(Each case has on average two to four questions) x 3 =
Total MCQs in this QBank 912



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Steps to becoming a licensed practicing physician in Canada:

Step 1: Take the exams

Medical Licensing Exams of Canada

1. Prepare for the exams --> Canada QBank: //

Take the exams --> Medical Council of Canada:

Step 2:
Learn as much as you can
about how to be a physician
in Canada

IMG Support Groups and
Information resources

Association of International
Medical Doctors of British Columbia

c/o Coordinator, BCITP Net
(British Columbia Internationally Trained Professionals Network)
Surrey Delta Immigrant Services Society
1107-7330 137th Street
Surrey, BC V3W 1A3
Email: [email protected]
Tel: (604) 729-6598

Alberta International Medical
Graduates Association (AIMGA)

1409 Edmonton Trail NE, Suite 205
Calgary, Alberta T2G 3K8
Tel: (403) 520-7730 or
(877) 520-7730
Email: [email protected]

Association of Foreign Medical Graduates
of Manitoba (AFMGM)

Email: [email protected]
Tel: (204) 284-8509
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Association of International Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (AIPSO)
2 Carlton Street, Suite 820
Toronto, ON M5B 1J3
Tel: (416) 979-8611
Fax: (416) 979-9853
Email: [email protected]

Access Centre for Internationally Educated Health Professionals:

Hamilton International
Healthcare Professionals
c/o Settlement and Integration Services (SISO)

360 James Street North, Lower Concourse
Hamilton, ON L8L 1H5
Tel: (905) 521-9917 ext 256
Fax: (905) 521-9216
Email: [email protected]

Immigrant Settlement &
Integration Services
Suite 2120 (second floor)
Mumford Professional Centre
6960 Mumford Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada B3L 4P1
Phone: (902) 423-3607
Toll free: 1-866-431-6472
Fax: (902) 423-3154
Email: [email protected]

c/o Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre
46 Mount Hope Street,
Kitchener, ON N2G2J3
Tel: (519) 745-2531
Fax: (519) 745-5857
Email: [email protected]

c/o London Cross Cultural Learner Centre 505 Dundas Street,
London, ON N6B 1W4
Tel: (519) 432-1133
Fax: (519) 660-6168
Email: [email protected]

Welland/ Niagara-St. Catharines
c/o Welland Heritage Council and Multicultural Centre
26 East Main Street,
Welland, ON L3B3W3
Tel: (905) 732-5337 (Welland)
Tel: (905) 685-1353 (St. Catharines)
Email: [email protected]

c/o Catholic Immigration Centre
219 Argyle Avenue,
Ottawa, ON K2P2H4
Tel: (613) 232-9634 |
Fax: (613) 232-3660
Email: [email protected]

c/o Windsor-Essex International
Medical Graduates
P.O. Box 27056
7720 Tecumseh Road
East Windsor, ON N8T 3N5
Tel: (519) 991-0763
Email: [email protected]

c/o Guelph and
District Multicultural Centre
214 Speedvale Avenue West, Unit 7
Guelph, ON N1H1C4
Tel: (519) 836-2222
Fax: (519) 837-2884
Email: [email protected]

International Medical Graduates (IMGs):

Association of International Physicians & Surgeons of Nova Scotia (AIPSNS)
c/o Association of International Physicians
& Surgeons of Nova Scotia
One Research Drive
Dartmouth Nova Scotia B2Y 4M9
Tel: (902) 442-4655
Email: [email protected]

Step 3:
Obtain a residency
(post graduate training
position) in Canada

Specific Programs for
International Medical Graduates

British Columbia:

International Medical Graduates of
British Columbia (IMG-BC) Program

661-1190 Hornby Street Vancouver,
British Columbia
Tel: (604) 682-2344 local 62655
Fax: (604) 806-9902
Email: [email protected]


Alberta International Medical
Graduate Program

University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine
Room G212, Health Sciences Centre
3330 Hospital Drive N.W.
Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N1
Tel: (403) 210-8184
Fax: (403) 210-8166
Email: [email protected]

Calgary Clinical Assistants Program
Southport Tower
10301 Southport Lane SW, #5122
Calgary, Alberta Canada T2W 1S7
Tel: (403) 943-0764
Fax: (403) 943-0916
Web: http://www.calgaryhealth

Clinical Opportunities for
International Medical Graduates
in Alberta

IMGCP - International Medical
Clinical Preceptorship

IMGSP - International Medical
Graduate Surgical Preceptorship

Capital Health, Medical Affairs

Physician Preceptorship Programs
Suite 500, North Tower,
Capital Health Center
10030 – 107 Street, Edmonton,
AB T5J 3E4
Tel: (780) 735-0702
Fax (780) 735-0756
Email: [email protected]


Pilot Project for the
Assessment of IMGs

The College of Physicians and
Surgeons of Saskatchewan

Associate Registrar
211 4th Avenue South
Saskatoon, SK, S7K 1N1
Tel: (306) 244-7355
Email: [email protected]


Medical Licensure Program for
International Medical Graduates

c/o International Medical Graduates
Program (IMGP)
University of Manitoba Faculty
of Medicine
270 – 727 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E 3P5
Tel: (204) 789-3616


CEHPEA: Centre for the
Evaluation of Health
Professionals Educated Abroad

80 Bloor Street West, 9th Floor -
Suite 902
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2V1
Tel: (416) 924-8622 |
Fax: (416) 924-8921
Email: [email protected]


Reconnaissance d'équivalence
du Diplôme universitaire en
médecine et de la formation

Collège des médecins du Québec
2170, boul. René-Lévesque Ouest
Montréal, Québec, H3H 2T8
Tel: (514) 933-4441
Toll Free: 1-888-633-3246|
Fax: (514) 933-3112
Email: [email protected]

Recrutement Santé Québec
(Recruitment Health Quebec)

Direction de la main-d'oeuvre
médicale (Medical Workforce

Ministère de la Santé et des
Services Sociaux (Department
of Health and Social Services)

1075, chemin Ste-Foy, 10th floor
Québec (Québec) G1S 2M1
Fax: (418) 266-6978
Email: [email protected]

Nova Scotia:

Clinician Assessment for
Practice Program (CAPP)

College of Physicians and
Surgeons of Nova Scotia

Suite 200, 1559 Brunswick St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada, B3J 2G1
Tel: (902) 482-2917
Toll-free (Nova Scotia only):
1 (877) 282-7767 |
Fax: (902) 422-7476
Email: [email protected]


Clinical Skills Assessment
and Training (CSAT) Program

Program Coordinator
Faculty of Medicine,
Memorial University of Newfoundland
c/o Western Memorial Regional Hospital
P.O. Box 2005,
Corner Brook,
Newfoundland and Labrador,
A2H 6J7
Email: [email protected]
Tel: (709) 639-2728
Fax: (709) 634-9175

Step 4:
Obtain a license to practice medicine in Canada

Licensure Authorities

College of Physicians and
Surgeons of British Columbia

Suite 400, 858 Beatty Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 1C1
Tel: (604) 733-7758 or 1-800-461-3008
Fax: (604) 733-3503 (general)
(604) 694-6104 (registration)
Email: [email protected] or
[email protected]

College of Physicians and
Surgeons of Alberta

900 Manulife Place
10180 - 101 Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 4P8
Tel: (780) 423-4764
Physicians-only line: 1-800-320-8624
Fax: (780) 420-0651
Email: [email protected]

College of Physicians and
Surgeons of Saskatchewan

211 Fourth Avenue South
Saskatoon, SK S7K 1N1
Tel: (306) 244-7355 or 1-800-667-1668
Fax: (306) 244-0090 (general)
(306) 244-2600 (registrar)
Email: [email protected]

College of Physicians and
Surgeons of Manitoba

1000 - 1661 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3J 3T7
Tel: (204) 774-4344
Fax: (204) 774-0750

College of Physicians and
Surgeons of Ontario

80 College Street
Toronto, ON M5G 2E2
Tel: (416) 967-2603 or
1-800-268-7096 (general);
(416) 967-2606 (physicians only)
Email: [email protected]

Le Collège des médecins du Québec
(College of Physicians of Quebec)

2170, boulevard René-Levesque Ouest
Montréal, QC H3H 2T8
Tel: (514) 933-4441 ou
Fax: (514) 933-3112
Email: [email protected]

College of Physicians and Surgeons
of New Brunswick

1 Hampton Road, Suite 300
Rothesay, NB E2E 5K8
Tel: (506) 849-5050 or
Fax: (506) 849-5069
Email: [email protected]

College of Physicians and Surgeons
of Newfoundland & Labrador

139 Water Street, Suite 603
St. John's, NL A1C 1B2
Tel: (709) 726-8546 |
Fax: (709) 726-4725
Email: [email protected]

College of Physicians and
Surgeons of Nova Scotia

Suite 5005 - 7071 Bayers Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3L 2C2
Tel: (902) 422-5823 or
1-877-282-7767 (toll-free)
Fax: (902) 422-5035
Email: [email protected]

College of Physicians and Surgeons
of Prince Edward Island

199 Grafton Street
Charlottetown, PE C1A 1L2
Tel: (902) 566-3865
Fax: (902) 566-3986

Yukon Medical Council
c/o Registrar of Medical Practitioners
Box 2703 C-5
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2C6
Tel: (867) 667-5111 | Fax: (867) 667-3609
Email: [email protected]

Department of Health and Social Services
Government of the Northwest Territories
Medical Registration Committee

PO Box 1320
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2L9
Tel: (867) 920-8058 | Fax: (867) 873-0484
Email: [email protected]

Department of Health and Social
Services Government of Nunavut
Medical Registration Committee
Professional Licensing

2nd Floor NCC Building, Box 390
Kugluktuk, NU X0B 0E0
Tel: (867) 975-5700 |
Fax: (867) 975-5705
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.nunavut-

Step 5: Find a job as a physician

Physician Recruitment

British Columbia:


Calgary, Alberta:





New Brunswick:

Nova Scotia:




NorthWest Territories:


Important Websites

IMG Canada:

Communication and Cultural Competence Program:

Foreign Credentials Referral Office:

Physician Credentials Registry of Canada (PCRC):

Canadian Resident Matching Service:

Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada:

Canadian Association of Interns and Residents:

Canadian Post-M.D. Educational Registry:

Canadian Federation of Medical Students:

College of Family Physicians of Canada:

Canadian Medical Association:

Canadian Medical Association Journal:

Council of Ontario Faculties of Medicine:

Federation of Medical Regulatory Authorities of Canada:

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada:

Health Canada:

Ontario Medical Association:

Society of Rural Physicians of Canada:

Going to Canada:

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