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What Is AMC MCQ Exam ?

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  1. Egyptian Doctor

    Egyptian Doctor Moderator Verified Doctor

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    The examination comprises of 2 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.

    The exams consist of two linked stages:

    • Stage 1 is an assessment of consulting skills in medicine and surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology and paediatrics.
    • Stage 2 is a multi-station assessment of clinical skills.
    The examinations are designed as a comprehensive test of medical knowledge, clinical competency and performance. Both MCQ and clinical assessments are multidisciplinary and integrated.

    Candidates for the AMC exams must demonstrate the ability to exercise discrimination, judgment, reasoning and communication.

    There are two sections in the AMC exams.

    1. The computer administered multiple-choice examination consisting of multiple-choice questions of (MCQ). The AMC MCQ tests candidates in general practice, internal medicine, paediatrics, psychiatry, surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology. The AMC MCQ is conducted over one day, and is in two parts, each of three hours duration. Each part consists of 125 questions.

    2. The AMC Clinical examination covers medicine, surgery, obstetrics, gynaecology, paediatrics, and psychiatry. The format of the AMC clinical exam can consists of a multistation assessment of candidates clinical skills and takes half a day.

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