AMC Clinical Examination FAQs

How do I find out when Clinical examinations are held and when applications close?

All available Clinical examination dates are found at Clinical examination dates and venues.

How do I apply for the Clinical examination?

Apply online through the AMC Candidates Portal.

When can I apply for the Clinical examination?

Once you have passed the MCQ examination, you are eligible to apply for the Clinical examination, provided all eligibility criteria have been met.

What is the examination fee?

The current examination fees are available on the fees and charges web page.

How many Clinical examination positions are available in each calendar year?

About 2,500 places are available in each calendar year.

Why is the wait so long and why are available positions limited?

Currently, there is no wait time to get a placement in the AMC Clinical examination.

How long is my MCQ result valid for?

There is no time limit on any part of the AMC examination process.

What is the scheduling process for the examination?

Where the demand for clinical examination places exceeds the number of available places, the scheduling for the February - April 2018 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 2018 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.

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

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

Can I apply for the Clinical examination via a paper form?

Paper applications for the Clinical examination are not available.

How will I know if my application was correctly submitted online?

Your Candidate portal status will change to Scheduled in a Clinical examination. Your placement letter and payment receipt will be available to download after confirmation of payment transfer.

How do I make payment?

After you have scheduled your position online, you will be prompted to a payment screen where you will be able to make the payment by credit card.

You will also have an option to pay by cheque/money order/bank draft. If you select this option, it will prompt you on how to pay by this method within 10 days.

What if I can’t make payment immediately or on time?

You will have 10 minutes to process your payment by using a credit card or 10 days to submit your cheque/money order/bank draft, otherwise your placement will be forfeited.

Will I receive a receipt for my payment and the Placement letter?

Yes. If your payment is successful you will be able to download your payment receipt and the Placement letter through your AMC candidate portal.

What should I do if I am unable to download my Placement letter or payment receipt for the Clinical examination?

You should contact the AMC Clinical Examination Section for your Placement letter or payment receipt to be sent through email.

Can I apply for two series at a time?

No. The new online scheduling system will not allow you to make more than one application at a time.

What is the AMC doing to reduce the waiting period?

We have reviewed the AMC Clinical Examination to streamline the format and accommodate more candidates. In the past 10 years, we have doubled the number of candidates examined per year.

If I fail, how long will I have to wait before I can sit again?

You can apply for the next available Clinical Examination at which you wish to appear.

If I withdraw from the AMC Clinical Examination, will it count against me in future series?


How do I place myself on the waiting list?

There is no waiting list for the AMC Clinical examinations. However, in case of any withdrawal of a scheduled candidate, the placement will be available to apply online and shown on the available examination scheduling screen, on your AMC candidate portal account.

What if I want to change the Clinical examination date after confirmation of my placement?

The AMC does not allow transfers to alternate examination date of Clinical examination. However, you can withdraw from the Clinical examination any time prior to the examination - fees will apply.

How do I apply for the withdrawal from the Clinical examination?

In order to withdraw from the Clinical examination, you are required to complete the Withdrawal Form and send it back to the AMC prior to the examination.

If I withdraw from the AMC Clinical Examination, will I get any refund?

Once you have been scheduled in the Clinical examination and then subsequently withdraw, the following withdrawal fee will apply:

  • Withdrawal before the examination closing date - 50% refund
  • Withdrawal after the examination closing date - No refund

Withdrawal due to personal circumstances, such as minor illness or travel arrangements that are the responsibility of the candidate will not normally be accepted as exceptional circumstances. Any refund granted following consideration will not be greater than the examination fee less an administrative fee of $300 and is determined at the sole discretion of the AMC Chief Executive Officer or nominee.

When will my Clinical examination results be available?

Results for all clinical examinations will be available on the AMC website at 5:00pm on the Friday two weeks following the examination. The results are displayed by candidate number only and show which candidates passed, failed or need to present for a retest at a future date. The result letters are mailed to candidates approximately two weeks after the Clinical examination.