In Spring 2014, residents began taking a Harmonized Exam, which combined both the LMCC Part II and the CCFP exam. However, as of 2016, the harmonized format was discontinued. Candidates now register separately for the CFPC’s certification exam and the MCCQE Part II.
MCCQE Part II
Please refer to the MCCQE part II webpage for further details. The exam comprises 12 OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Exam) stations - 8 on day 1 and 4 on day 2. The examination fee is $2,570
Please refer to the CFPC exam webpage for further details. The exam comprises:
SAMPS (Short Answer Management Problems): Test recall of factual knowledge and problem solving abilities in the areas of definition and management of health problems and critical appraisal.
SOOs (Simulated Office Orals): 5 SOOs designed to simulate a real clinical encounter. Each lasts 15 minutes and includes a patient (the examiner) who will present with a primary and secondary complaint, which the examinee must uncover. The examination will assess both the definition and management of each health problem. The scoring system focuses on the candidate’s approach to dealing with patients—including their ability to understand the patient's unique experience and to establish a positive doctor-patient relationship, using a patient-centered clinical method. Getting the "right diagnosis" plays only a minor role in the scoring.
The CCFP examination fee is $3,110