How do I find out when clinical examinations are held and when applications close?
See clinical examination dates and venues.
How do I apply for the clinical examination?
Apply online through the candidates portal or download and submit the Clinical Examination Application form.
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 2,000 places are available in each calendar year.
Why is the wait so long and why are available positions limited?
The number of positions in the clinical examination is limited by the availability of suitable hospitals with clinical examination facilities. The AMC currently receives about four applications for every one available place.
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 number of applications for clinical examination places in a specific examination series exceeds the availability of examination places, the scheduling of applicants will take the following factors into consideration:
- first attempt clinical examination candidates
- will have priority over repeat attempt candidates
- will be ranked in merit order based on their overall score in the MCQ examination
- with a longer wait time between passing the MCQ examination and attempting the clinical examination will have priority over those with a shorter wait time
- repeat attempt clinical examination candidates, in general
- with fewer clinical repeat attempts will have priority over candidates with a higher number of clinical repeat attempts, subject to the wait time between attempts
- with a longer wait time between attempts of the clinical examination will have priority over those with a shorter wait time.
What if I mail in my Clinical Examination Application Form; will it be considered even though it is a paper form?
Yes. Your paper application form will be considered.
How will I know if my application was correctly submitted online?
You will be sent a confirmation email outlining your preferences.
How long after the closing date will I be advised of the outcome of my application?
You will be advised of the outcome of your application approximately 10 days after the closing date.
How will I be advised of the outcome of my application?
If you have a current email address registered with the AMC, you will be advised by email; otherwise you will be advised by post.
What if I don’t receive the notification of my outcome? How am I able to find out my outcome?
You can log into your online account or contact the AMC.
How do I make payment?
After you have accepted your position online you will be prompted to a payment screen where you will be able to make the payment online.
You will also have the option to pay by cheque/money order/bank draft and NOOSR. If you select this option it will prompt you on how to pay by this method.
What if I can’t make payment immediately?
You will have until the closing date to make your payment to confirm your position.
Will I receive a receipt for my payment?
Yes. If your payment is successful you will receive your receipt by email.
If I receive a waitlist position, can I apply for the next series straight away?
Yes. However, if you are successful in gaining a position from the waitlist your application for the next series will be withdrawn.
Can I apply for two series at a time?
No. The new online system will not allow you to make more than one application at a time.
If I get a waitlist position, when will I be notified that I have gained a clinical examination position?
If you have been successful in gaining a position, you will normally be notified by email or phone at least a week before the examination.
Is a pre-2011 MCQ examination score equivalent to an AMC adaptive score for the AMC Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) MCQ examination, which commenced in 2011?
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?
Due to the scheduling process for the AMC Clinical Examination, it is not possible to specify the waiting time between examination attempts.
If I had failed the MCQ examination before finally passing, will these previous fails impact on my scheduling for a clinical examination place?
No. Your scheduling will be based on the published scheduling process alone.
I have heard that if I do not apply for every series of examinations, my application is not viewed as a priority; is this the case?
No. Each application is considered on its merits. The number of previous applications for clinical examination series is not taken into account for the scheduling of candidates.
If I decline a position offered, will it count against me in future series?
No. Each series of clinical examination applications is considered individually.
If my application form is not coloured blue will it be overlooked?
All paper applications for a series will be considered regardless of the colour of the paper.
What should I do if I can’t sit the clinical examination anymore?
You should contact the AMC immediately to withdraw from the clinical examination to maximise the possibility of refund.
What should I do if I haven’t received my venue notice and ID entrance ticket for the clinical examination and I am due to attend the examination in less than one week?
You should contact the AMC to confirm new arrangements for the collection of your venue notice and ID entrance ticket.
When will my clinical examination results be available?
The clinical examination results are released on the website on the first Thursday following the Saturday 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.