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    thunderbolt1409 is offline Junior Member 510 points
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    Hey guys,

    I just cleared my MCCEE , here are my tips, these worked well for me:
    My top 7 tips for Passing the MCCEE: How to prepare for the MCCEE:

    MCCEE : Here's why you should do your best in your first attempt:
    When you apply for a position, the board of interviewers goes through your record and checks how many times you have taken the exam and what were your previous performances like. The Medical Council of Canada’s Evaluating Examination is a mandatory test that all prospective medical practitioners who intend to work in Canada must pass and getting great scores during the first attempt shows that you read and pick up science very fast and your intuition for medicine is well trained.

    Here are some tips to score high on your exams:

    1) Familiarise yourself with the objectives & tested topics: Use the Objectives for the Qualifying Examination as a guideline for preparing study guides and resource material.These parameters have been specifically identified by the MCC as key attributes and topics that medical students should master in order to provide outstanding care. The objectives are a framework for teh exams, and they are free to access on the MCC’s website.

    2) Make a schedule for studying and stick to it. Create a timeline for the topics you wish to cover in a given amount of time, and be sure to throw in a few extra days for review of previously covered material. Organized studying generally leads to a more proficient understanding of the content.

    3) Take advantage of third party resources like CanadaQBank and Toronto notes. The majority of successful test-takers report that the Toronto Notes are the most comprehensive and thorough for MCCEE studying. There is also a plethora of high yield MCQs on CanadaQBank (read their testimonials) with more than 3900 questions geared toward the Evaluating Examination which are based around the exam topics tested by the MCCEE. The ideal time to master this qbank is 3 months, make sure you familiarize yourself with the topics and questions on the qbank.

    If you need a discount code, use “institutecqb” to get a 20% discount. LMCC Exams is another online source for questions that are designed similarly to those you might see on the official test, but I prefre CQB because most of these MCQs were actually on the etest, this is one qbank I would highly recommend.

    4) Familiarize yourself with the test format, question style, and also time limits. Also be aware of the specific energy requirements for actually participating in the test itself. You will need to time yourself and observe your attentiopn span and stamina over time, I use the question bank to time practice on the MCQs. Knowing what to expect before you take the test will help to reduce any unnecessary stress and anxiety.

    5) Practice self-testing and follow up to your results. Try out several different types of practice exams and be sure to review your results thoroughly. Taking the time to analyze your mistakes will surely help you from making them in the future. Dont dwell too much on silly mistakes, you will get them wrong, so allocate 5% to silly mistakes, now focus on topics you need to get better at.

    6) Give yourself plenty of time to master the qbanks and toronto notes. Many successful students report spending at least 7-10 months, sometimes more, fully dedicated to studying for the MCCEE. Not to mention, registering for this exam is not cheap. Avoid wasting your money by ensuring that you are as prepared as possible before you enter on test day. Master the Canadaqbank questions, its imperative. For the record, some people only spend 2-3 months preparing for the exam on CQB, but if you are feeling rusty on any of the topics, it’s always better to be safe than sorry!

    7) When taking the test, relax, breathe and pay attention to the question. Many folks report that MCQs on the MCCEE can be vague and somewhat difficult to understand. One of the best ways to concentrate is to actually leave these questions for the last and get back to them when you have more time. Don’t let complex sentence structure throw you off from the primary aspect of timed performance.

    If you follow these seven tips, you will have a much greater chance of obtaining a high score on the MCCEE! Best of Luck!
    Last edited by thunderbolt1409; 08-17-2019 at 05:26 AM.

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