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Medical Council Malta Statutory Examinations

The Health Care Professions Act 2003, Chap 464, Articles 11(1)(c) and 12(1)(c), stipulates that the Medical Council Malta may require a Medical or a Dental Professional whose primary degree is not from Malta or from an EU-Member State 'to sit for and pass a professional and linguistic proficiency test' (Medical Council Malta Statutory Examination) in order to be granted registration in Malta.
Note:  All subjects are failing.  Candidates are allowed to sit for the Medical Council Malta Statutory Examination (MCMSE) only twice.
  • Medical Council Malta Statutory Examination (MCMSE) for Medical Practitioners

The examination will be held in the English language. A criterion for eligibility to sit for the MCME is evidence of English Language Proficiency.  This evidence has to be submitted before one is considered able to sit for the examination. The Medical Council Malta recognises the following as acceptable evidence for English Proficiency :

 International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic with a global band score of 8 and not less than 7 in the individual examination components;
Occupational English Test for Medicine (OET Medicine) with a Level B in all components of the test.

Results of individual components (listening, reading, writing and speaking), of the above-mentioned English Language Proficiency tests, at the required grade or better may be presented as an aggregate in not more than two different certificates. Both sittings have to be undertaken within a period of one year and respective certificates have to be less than a year old on the day of submission to the Medical Council.

​ Any certificate of proficiency has to be time valid on the date of the Medical Council Malta examination.
 - Guidelines on the MCMSE for Medical Practitioners (download document).
  •  Medical Council Malta Statutory Examination (MCMSE) for Dental Surgeons
 - Agreement between the University of Malta & the Medical Council of Malta for the organisation of the MCMSE for Dental Surgeon.
 - Guidelines on the MCMSE for Dental Surgeons (download document). [This information is as provided by the University of Malta, Faculty of Dental Surgery, which undertakes the actual examination process in cooperation with the Medical Council Malta. Document uploaded 22.07.2016]