AMC Clinical Examination

AMC Clinical Examination Scheduling Update

The AMC is currently developing a new scheduling process for candidates to schedule online for AMC Clinical examinations. Whilst these new developments are in progress, an interim process will be in place.

Where the demand for clinical examination places exceeds the number of available places, the scheduling for the remaining 2017 series clinical examinations will be based on the below ranking system:

  • Based on the numbers of candidates who applied for previous clinical examinations and pass rates at those examinations, not less than 50% of available clinical examinations places in 2017 will be allocated to first attempt candidates.
    • First attempt candidates:
      • Candidates will be ranked in merit order based on their overall score in the MCQ.
      • Consideration is taken into account of the scheduling of first attempt candidates from the time they sat and qualified at the MCQ examination. (The AMC will endeavour to place candidates in a clinical examination within 6 to 12 months of qualifying at the MCQ examination, where places are available.)
    • Repeat attempt candidates (candidates who have had one or more attempts at the AMC clinical examination):
      • Candidates with fewer repeat attempts will have priority over candidates with a higher number of repeat attempts.
      • Candidates within each repeat cohort will be ranked in merit order based on their overall score in the MCQ.

Scheduling for the 2017 May to July Clinical examination series will be available from

10:00am (AEDT) Tuesday, 28 February 2017 and will close at 5:00pm Tuesday, 7 March 2017.

Please note: The scheduling window is open for 1 week. You are therefore able to fill in an application form anytime during the timeframe of the 28 February to the 7 March. This is NOT a first-come, first-served basis.

In order to schedule for these examinations, please log onto your AMC Candidate Portal and follow the instructions below:

  • Click on the 'Clinical examinations' button.
  • Complete the form and select up to five preferences where available.
  • Click on 'Submit Preferences'.

Applications close on the 7 March 2017 and only one application can be submitted per candidate. Once this has been submitted, no changes can be made.

The clinical team will be scheduling from the 8 – 15 March 2017. Once scheduling has been completed, an email will be sent to you to advise if you have been successful in obtaining a position and provide information on how to make the examination fee payment.

Should you have any enquiries related to these clinical examinations, please call (02) 6270 7878. The lines are open Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm. Alternatively, you can direct your email enquiries to

AMC Clinical Examination

The telephone contact hours for enquiries related to assessments are open Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm. Alternatively, you can direct your email enquiries to

The AMC Clinical Examination is an integrated multidisciplinary structured clinical assessment consisting of a 16-component multistation assessment. It assesses clinical skills in medicine, surgery, obstetrics, gynaecology, paediatrics and psychiatry. It also assesses ability to communicate with patients, their families and other health workers.

If you have passed the AMC MCQ Examination, you are eligible to apply for the AMC Clinical Examination.

The dates for the Clinical examinations are found on this website, please click here. There are specified examination dates and defined closing dates. All final dates are subject to change. In the case of any changes to examination dates, the AMC will notify candidates well in advance in order for candidates to be able to apply for alternative dates.

Clinical examinations are now held at the Australian Medical Council’s Vernon C Marshall National Test Centre (NTC) in Melbourne. Outside of the NTC, the AMC will continue to hold Clinical examinations in the Perth and Townsville hospital venues.

Clinical examinations are held on both weekdays and Saturdays throughout the year. This allows candidates with religious convictions to schedule in either a weekday or weekend examination.

You may only apply for one Clinical examination at a time. If you have been scheduled for a Clinical examination, you may not re-apply for another Clinical examination until you have received your results from the scheduled examination.