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NOSM Residents Rank First Nationwide on Medical Council of Canada Examinations

Posted on May 11, 2011

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is thrilled to announce qualifying examinations results by the School’s residents, for which all of Northern Ontario should be proud.

The results of the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) Part II qualifying examinations are in: NOSM’s residents completing training this spring ranked first among Canada’s 17 medical schools in overall performance, and achieved a 100 percent pass rate. Residents rated first in the category of legal, ethical and organizational aspects of the practice of medicine, with above-average standing in the categories of patient interaction and data acquisition.

Additionally, NOSM’s Charter Class M.D. graduates who chose residency at the School or went on to pursue residency at other medical schools across Canada did remarkably well as an aggregated group. Ranking fourth nationwide compared to other medical schools, the group of NOSM M.D. graduates from 2009 also achieved a 100 percent pass rate.

These exceptional rankings underscore the high calibre of NOSM residents, the effectiveness of the School’s undergraduate and postgraduate medical education programs, and the high quality of clinical training received from health-care professionals across Northern Ontario.

Dr. Roger Strasser, NOSM Dean, was delighted by the MCC exam results. “Our residents and Charter Class medical students should be exceptionally proud of themselves for their outstanding Medical Council of Canada Part II examination results. The people and communities of Northern Ontario should also take great pride in our learners and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, a medical school committed to Innovative Education and Research for a Healthier North.”

The qualifying examinations administered by the MCC are a requirement of physician certification.