THe Australian Medical Council Exams- AMC MCQ and AMC CLINICAL
The AMC examination consists of two parts:
AMC MCQ EXAMINATION
• a Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) examination- a computer based examination to test medical
knowledge in two parts, each of three and a half hours duration, and comprising
of 150 questions each part.
The MCQ examination focuses on basic and applied medical knowledge from a wide range of topics and disciplines, involving understanding of the disease process, clinical examination, diagnosis, investigation, therapy and management, as well as on the candidate’s ability to exercise discrimination, judgment and reasoning in distinguishing between the correct diagnosis and plausible alternatives.
The AMC MCQ examination consists of 300 questions covering a range of conditions in the different disciplines of:
• General Practice
• Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Candidates are required to attain a pass in the MCQ examination in order to proceed to the clinical examination.
AMC CLINICAL EXAMINATION
• a Clinical Examination, testing clinical and communication skills, of three to four hours duration, which is administered on a single afternoon or morning. A clinical re-test examination, duration of one to two hours, will be administered if required.
AMC Clinical examination assesses the candidate’s capacity to take a history, conduct a physical examination, formulate diagnostic and management plans, and communicate with patients, their families and other health workers.
TIPS FOR AMC MCQ EXAM
- There are 300 questions in the MCQ examination. Of these 300 questions, only 240 are scored towards your total mark. You should attempt every question.
- Read each question and the options/answers carefully. It is important to pace yourself and to avoid spending too much time on one question.
- The AMC website provides a trial computer-based MCQ examination for candidates to familiarise themselves with the computer-administered MCQ examination.
Good luck and I hope you pass.