The standards and qualifications for the issuance of a certificate of registration authorizing independent practice, set out in Section 3 of Ontario Regulation 865/93, stipulate that the applicant must have:
- A degree in medicine;
- Successfully completed Part 1 and Part 2 of the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination;
- Completed a clerkship at an accredited medical school in Canada; or one year of postgraduate medical education at an accredited medical school in Canada; or one year of active medical practice in Canada; or one year of active medical practice in Canada;
- Certification by examination by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) or the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC); and
Until June 2021, the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) awarded individuals who had successfully completed MCCQE Parts 1 & 2 with the Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (the “LMCC”).
However, on June 10, 2021, the MCC announced that it cancelled the MCCQE 2, and effective June 29, 2021 will award the LMCC to individuals who meet specified criteria, in absence of MCCQE Part 2.
This Policy provides an alternative to the requirement for the successful completion of Part 2 of the MCCQE for physicians who hold the Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC) Qualification.
The Registration Committee may direct the Registrar to issue a certificate of registration authorizing independent practice to applicants who hold the LMCC and are otherwise qualified for an Independent Practice Certificate of Registration and satisfy the non- exemptible requirements set out in Section 2(1) of Ontario Regulation 865/93.