Australian Medical Council Exams
The Australian Medical Council Incorporated (AMC) is a national standards advisory body for basic medical education. One of the functions of the AMC is to assess overseas trained doctors who wish to practice medicine in Australia. The AMC examinations are designed to assess, for registration purposes, the medical knowledge and clinical skills of overseas trained doctors whose basic medical qualifications are not recognised by State and Territory Medical Boards, that is, doctors trained in medical schools that have not been formally reviewed and accredited by the AMC.
The standard of the AMC examinations is defined as, "the level of attainment of medical knowledge, clinical skills and attitudes required of newly qualified graduates of Australian medical schools who are about to commence intern training."
The examination consists of two parts, being a multiple-choice questionnaire and a clinical examination.
The Multiple Choice Questionnaire (MCQ) is a test of the principles and practice of medicine in the fields of internal medicine, paediatrics, psychiatry, surgery and obstetrics and gynaecology. A number of questions on each discipline also have a focus on general practice.
The clinical examinations evaluate clinical competence in terms of medical knowledge, clinical skills and professional attitudes for the safe and effective clinical practice of medicine in the Australian community.