Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any books that were specifically for the MCCEE (unlike the USMLE).
After doing my research, I have settled on the following:
1. QUESTION BANKS:
– Essential Med Notes (Also called Toronto Notes). I am planning to do the exams in March 2016 by God’s grace. This doesn’t give me enough time to read this book as thoroughly as I’d like. So, I intend to use it only for reference. Please click on the highlighted book links to view them on Amazon.com.
– Master the Boards USMLE Step 2 CK
– First Aid for the USMLE Step 2 CK
– USMLE Step 2 Secrets
Hello there! Fascinating. I’m interested in the same path, very interested. Can I get more information?
I deeply apologize for not responding earlier. I only just saw this comment. Please what would you like to know and what stage are you now?
I need some guidance too , i just read your blog, planning to take the ee in jan 2017 and i am so confused about the material to use
Hi Nada! There is so much material out there but I advise you to use (in order of priority):
1. Canada qbank
2. Master The Boards Step 2 ck and/or First Aid USMLE Step 2 CK
3. Toronto Notes (if you have extra time on your hands or you have a topic you want to read in-depth about).
Did u find a study group to work with ? I have been looking for one for a long time , any advices ?
I did eventually find a study group to work with for my NAC osce. It was basically through calling several friends who called theirs. However, join rxpg online forum and make a comment for a study group or study partner. You might find one. Secondly, what province are you based? AIMGA has study groups here in Alberta
And i have another question , is the canadaqbank close to the real exam or not ? And do you know how we can get some old exams to practice ?
I think it is at least 60% close especially for psychiatry. I also did the actual MCCEE self administered exam which helped too. So sorry I don’t know how to get old exams to practise with.
Thanks sooo much for helping 🙂
Hi Doctor Fomski ,
I program to pass the MCCEE for March/17
Actually for my study , I use the TN .
I do not know which book can I add, the first aid Usmle step 2ck or Master the boards Usmle ?
It will be kind if you give me an advice .
Master the Boards has an easier format to read in my opinion.
Thank you very much
You are most welcome!!
Hi Doctor Fomski ,
I have one question , it is about the immigration .
Currently I study in Italy ( Med school ) , but I am from the corn of Africa .
I know that to apply for the speciality , you have to be necessarily a canadian citizen .,..
Do you have some information about the procedure ?
Thank you again for your disponibility.
Hi Wais. You have to at least be a permanent resident to apply.
Hi Dr. Fomski, really enjoyed reading your blog post.
I wanted to know if you have any review of other Qbanks as oppose to Canada Qbank?
We’ve used Canada Qbank for a while now, but it seems it hasn’t really helped me much… I have tried the MCCEE and didn’t pass, and I am attempting it again.
Also Toronto notes seems cumbersome and not easy to get through as I notice I spend so much time reading it… I have the USMLE Step 2CK first aid… do you recommend any other?
My areas of weakness are Peds and Internal Meds…. which are key areas….
Any info you can give to me will be much appreciated.
Hi Martha. Can you please confirm if you are asking about MCCEE or QE1?
I also liked the Master the Boards CK.
I used the USMLE world Qbank Step 2 Ck when I was preparing for the QE1 and it was very very helpful for that exam. You might want to try it too.
However, I didn’t like the LMCC Qbank .
Although it is good to read the 4 big ones (peds, surgery, obstetrics and medicine), I think Psychiatry and Ethics are very important areas to know when attempting this exam. In my opinion, at least 25 – 40% of the questions are from these 2 subjects.
You already know that internal medicine is so broad and as a result, you can’t really finish it. Therefore spend most of your time studying the other areas.
I heard one thing that even if someone clears the exam he might not get admission in for Post graduation course
That’s very true. The acceptance rate is less than 30%
what should i do that i fall under that 30% category
Yes do your best to fall in that category.