Exam Preparation

Important: Library staff continue to work from home. All library services and resources are operational. Contact the library for assistance at medlib@cpsbc.ca or by web rather than telephone. The library remains closed to visitors.

The following is a selection of materials of interest to international medical graduates studying for the qualifying or certification examinations of either the Medical Council of Canada, the College of Family Physicians of Canada or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

If you have problems accessing any of the e-resources, please contact the library at medlib@cpsbc.ca.

Canada QBank


Canada QBank      

  • clinical observers               
  • provisionals
  • UBC medical students

CanadaQBank is a databank of questions and cases intended to assist registrants in their preparations for Medical Council of Canada examinations.

  • you will need to create a Canada QBank  account unless you already have one.

For mobile access OR if you are not one of the listed registrant categories, click here to contact the library.

AccessMedicine ebooks

Exam resource list

Multimedia physical examination and anatomy videos

  • AccessMedicine Multimedia 
  • Anatomy.TV: Interactive modules on anatomy and physiology in 3D.
    Note: Use Internet Explorer for optimal Anatomy.TV experience. Modules requiring Flash are no longer supported.
  • Bates' visual guide to physical examination: DVD series: Click here to contact the library to borrow individual titles.
  • DeGowin's diagnostic examination
  • ClinicalKey: Select Procedures Consult from the drop-down menu and enter your query.

Rittenhouse ebooks

Licensing and certification

College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia

College of Family Physicians of Canada

Medical Council of Canada (MCC): MCCQE certification

Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada

Provincial resources

British Columbia




Public health

Communication and Ethics


Note: Any third party links are provided for general reference only and no endorsement of their content by the College is implied.