Updated June 22, 2020

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, has revised the 2020 CCMG Examinations to reduce travel and permit physical distancing. The spring Examinations have been postponed to September 15 – 17, 2020 and the in-person OSLEs will be reformatted to a written component.

The new schedule of the 2020 CCMG Examinations is as follows:
Tuesday, September 15th: General Examination (3 hours)
Wednesday, September 16th: Specialty Written Examination (3 hours)
Thursday, September 17th: OSLEs (written only, 2 hours)

These three Examinations will be held at the local CCMG accredited training centre. Due to the unprecedented circumstances of COVID-19, candidates will be allowed to sit their Examinations at their local CCMG accredited service centre if it is closer. The exception to this would be if both centres are in the same area. If a candidate is outside of Canada, they may sit the Examinations under the adjudication of an APPROVED CCMG or ACMG Fellow.

Without doubt, these are extremely challenging times, and we are endeavoring to provide a safe and equitable examination process that ensures our candidates are assessed to the same standards as in previous years. Should the situation unexpectedly change, the candidates will be notified immediately.

Kathy Chun
Stacey Hume
Co-Chairs, CCMG Examinations Committee


The 2020 CCMG Examinations will take place at the following CCMG accredited training centres. You can write the Examinations 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)

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 Examinations so that adjudication can be arranged.

For those who reside outside of Canada, the Examinations 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 phone number, 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:
Tuesday, September 15th: General Examination (3 hours)
Wednesday, September 16th: Specialty Written Examination (3 hours)
Thursday, September 17th: OSLEs (written only, 2 hours)

Note that the Examinations will be held each day in the morning. Specific times and instructions will be sent closer to the Examinations.

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 Monday, June 15, 2020.

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