Medical Council of Canada Celebrates Centenary Year
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
On May 29, 2012, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) was honoured to host a special reception and faculty development workshop in celebration of the Medical Council of Canada's (MCC) centenary year. To mark this milestone, the MCC is sponsoring events at each of Canada's medical schools. NOSM was the first to be able to congratulate the MCC on 100 years.
Representing the MCC at the reception, which included the viewing of a celebration video, was MCC President Dr. Michael Marrin, and MCC Executive Director Dr. M. Michael Ian Bowmer.
A workshop titled "The Art of Writing Good Multiple Choice Questions for High-Stakes Exams" followed the reception, and was lead by Dr. Claire Touchie, a General Internist at the Ottawa Hospital and Associate Professor in the Division of General Medicine at the University of Ottawa, and Vice-Chair, Education for the Department of Medicine.
"On behalf of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, I congratulate the Medical Council of Canada on their 100 year anniversary," said Dr. Roger Strasser, NOSM Dean. "NOSM is truly honoured to open the celebrations being held at medical schools across the country in celebration of the MCC's important milestone."
Formed in 1912, the MCC has become a leader in medical assessment and provides qualification and licensing to candidates who meet its requirements and pass its examinations.
NOSM students and residents have achieved above-average scores in the MCC exams including top ranking scores in the clinical decision-making and the patient interaction sections.
In 2008 and 2010, NOSM residents' total scores in the MCC part two (clinical) examination placed NOSM number one of 17 medical schools.
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The Northern Ontario School of Medicine is committed to the education of high quality physicians and health professionals, and to international recognition as a leader in distributed, learning-centered, community-engaged education and research.