Therapeutics Decision Making Exam

Below are a list of suggested reference materials to help you study for the TDM exam. We suggest that you review these resources to help you better prepare.

The MCC does not require candidates to purchase or use any particular reference. The following textbooks may be used by MCC test committees to validate examination questions.

  • Safety Competencies 

  • ICD 11: International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 11th edition, (World Health Organization 2018)


  • Textbooks related to Family Medicine:

    • McWhinney, Ian R., A Textbook of Family Medicine, 3rd edition, (Oxford University Press, 2009)

    • There is a revised version by Freeman, Thomas R., McWhinney's Textbook of Family Medicine, (Oxford University Press, 2016)

    • Rakel, Robert, Textbook of Family Medicine, 9th Edition, (Saunders Elsevier, 2015)

    • Evans, M., Meuser, J. (eds), Mosby Family Practice Sourcebook; An Evidence-Based approach to care, 4th edition, (Elsevier Canada 2006)

  • Textbooks related to Medicine:

    • Goldman, L., Schafer, A., Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 25th edition (Elsevier Canada, 2015)

    • There is another version by Andreoli and Carpenter’s Cecil Essentials of Medicine, 9th edition, (Elsevier Canada, 2015)

  • Other related resources

  • Canadian Immunization guide

  • TDM Guide for Candidates

ClinicAL Resources 

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