Medical Council of Canada Exams at Touchstone Institute



Touchstone Institute has been a host site for the National Assessment Collaboration (NAC) examination since its adoption as a Canada-wide exam for International Medical Graduates (IMGs). We also administer the Therapeutic Decision Making Exam for internationally trained doctors referred by provincial Practice-Ready Assessment programs.

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Touchstone Institute

145 Wellington St W
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Toronto, ON
M5J 1H8


National Assessment Collaboration Examination (NAC OSCE)

Developed by the National Assessment Collaboration (NAC), this examination is a national, standardized objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) that tests the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential for entrance into postgraduate training in Canada.

For more information about the NAC Examination, visit the Medical Council of Canada website.


Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination Part II (MCCQE Part II)

Recognizing the impact of the pandemic and the unprecedented challenges associated with delivering the MCCQE Part II examination, the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) has confirmed they are stepping away from delivering the MCC QE Part II going forward.

Updated criteria informing policy on the granting of the Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC) can be found here.


Medical Council Of Canada Therapeutic Decision-Making Test (MCC TDM)

Therapeutics is defined as the application of knowledge in the pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of medical conditions. 

The TDM exam aims to assess the competence of candidates at the level required of a family physician practicing independently and safely in Canada. It consists of patient-based scenarios representing common or important clinical presentation and problems that family physicians practicing in Canada should be able to competently manage in the following dimensions of medical care: health promotion and illness prevention, acute illness, and safety and adverse effects.

The TDM is owned and managed by the Medical Council of Canada (MCC). Touchstone Institute administers the TDM on behalf of provincial Practice Ready Assessment (PRA) programs. 

To learn more visit your regulatory authority or the Medical Council of Canada website.


Touchstone Institute has collaborated with the following organization to administer these assessments.

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