Examination Information

Dear CCMG Fellows, Trainees, Program Directors and Examinations Committee members,

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the CCMG Examinations Committee, with approval of the Board of Directors, will postpone the spring 2020 CCMG examinations to fall 2020.  This postponement includes the General, Written Specialty and Objective Structured Laboratory Examination (OSLE) components. 

We have tentatively set the new examination dates to be September 15 and 16, 2020 for the General and Written Specialty examinations, and October 3 or 4, 2020 for the OSLEs. 

These dates are tentative and may change depending on the COVID-19 pandemic situation.  The General and Written Specialty examinations on September 15/16 will be held at the same locations as had been planned for spring 2020.  At this time, potential locations for the OSLE component are being investigated, with the intent to hold all Specialty OSLEs at one location on October 3 or 4.  

The CCMG Examinations Committee and the Board of Directors will be in regular communication throughout the next few months and will provide an update to all candidates, examiners and Program Directors by August 5, 2020.  Should a further delay of examinations be necessary, this will be decided by that time.

To answer any further questions, we are working on a frequently asked questions (FAQs) section on the CCMG website.  This will be available next week.  If you have any questions, please forward them to the CCMG Management Office and they will be answered as part of the FAQs.


Stacey Hume and Kathy Chun
Co-Chairs, CCMG Examinations Committee


The 2020 CCMG General Examination will take at the following CCMG accredited training centres. You can write the Examination at the centre closest to you.

Examination centres:

  • Toronto (University of Toronto)
  • Hamilton (McMaster University)
  • Ottawa (University of Ottawa)
  • Montreal (Université de Montréal;
  • McGill University)
  • Winnipeg (University of Manitoba)
  • Calgary (University of Calgary)
  • Edmonton (University of Alberta)
  • Vancouver (University of British Columbia)

Please identify to the CCMG Management Office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) the site at which you intend to sit the General Examination so that adjudication for the General Examination can be arranged.

For those who reside outside of Canada, the General Examination must be adjudicated by a local Fellow of the CCMG or a Diplomate of the ABMGG. The adjudicator must be approved by the CCMG. We request that you identify a suitable adjudicator and forward this person’s contact (including full work address and email address) and credentialing information to the CCMG Management Office as soon as possible.

Note: for Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Dr. Majid Al Fadhel (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) has agreed to adjudicate.

Once suitable adjudicators have been identified, detailed instructions will be provided to them to ensure that the policies and procedures are the same for all sites.

The 2020 CCMG examination dates : 

General examination:  Tuesday, May 12, 2020 – Accredited Training Centre
Written Specialty:  Wednesday, May 13, 2020 – Accredited Training Centre
OSLEs:  Monday, June 15, 2020 – Winnipeg
Note that the General and written Specialty examinations will both be held at local accredited training sites on back-to-back days.  These will both occur at 9:00 am local time each day. The exams are 3 hours long.  

Please forward the adjudicator information to the CCMG Management Office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by Friday, February 7, 2020.