LMCC stands for Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC).
LMCC stands for "laude madhar chod chodade"....
CCFP = Certification in the College of Family Physicians or Certificant of the College of Family Practice of Canada MB ChB = Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery LMCC = Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada FRCGP = Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners MScGP = unknown but I bet it is for a masters in general or family practice.
No, the LMCC (License Medical Council of Canada), is not a medical degree, nor is an indication of any specialty certification. It is a Canadian medical licensing exam that all Canadian medical school graduates must pass in order to get a license to practice Medicine in Canada. It is basically the same as the USMLE in the USA. You have to have a medical degree to sit this exam. Canadian medical degrees are usually one of the following - MD, MDCM. Some physicians, when trying to pad their qualifications, may place these initials after their name, but this is just fluff. Everyone has to pass this or a similar exam and it does not confer any degree status, just the indication that you have can sit and pass a very difficult exam.
As a general statement, typically you must attend college and get an undergraduate degree in a field such as Pre-Med, Biology or a related subject. Then you must attend a Medical School (MD) or a School of Osteopathy (DO) followed by Internship and Residency. Then you can have a private practice in your specialty (Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, etc.) In Canada, family physicians are licensed by the Canadian College of Family Physicians (CCFP). Family physicians form one of many communities of specialists including Internal Medicine physicians, Anesthesiologists, Pediatricians, General Surgeons, Orthopedic Surgeons, Psychiatrists, etc., in no particular order of precedence. The Canadian route to becoming a family physician, otherwise known as a general practitioner (GP), involves three major steps: the obtaining of an undergraduate degree, usually but not always in health sciences, attending a Canadian medical school for 3-4 years, then the successful completion of a 2 year residency program in family medicine as a resident physician. The term "intern" is becoming increasingly less common in Canada. Along the way there are two major milestones to achieve. Immediately after graduation from medical school, the newly minted medical doctor (MD) must pass an in-depth exam termed Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada Part 1, commonly called the LMCC Part 1. Successful completion of the LMCC Part 1 permits the physician a limited scope in practicing medicine, generally under the supervision of a fully-qualified physician. The second milestone, after the 2 year residency, is the writing of the LMCC Part 2 exam, together with the successful demonstration of sound clinical skills in a practical exam. Successful candidates are then eligible to independently practice as a family physician in Canada. Graduates from international medical programs may also become family physicians in Canada. These graduates, commonly referred to as International Medical Graduates or "IMG's" (as opposed to Canadian Medical Graduates or "CMG's") generally enter the process by first having their programs validated, then writing the LMCC Part 1. They then generally proceed into the same 2 year residency programs that CMG's follow. More information about all Canadian residency programs, not just family medicine, can be obtained by visiting the Canadian Residency Matching Service (CaRMS) website at www.carms.ca or by visiting the individual websites of those Canadian universities offering undergraduate medicine education or residency training.