The Australian Medical Council announces changes in the telephone contact hours relevant to Assessment Services. Effective Monday 10 December 2012 the assessment sections’ telephones will be open for enquiries 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 provided that your eligibility
status is not conditional.
The AMC has grouped the clinical examination into four separate series per year, with specified examination periods and defined closing dates. The specified periods for clinical examinations are provisional, as final dates and centres for examinations are subject to negotiation with participating venues.
Examinations are held in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane. Occasionally, examinations are also held in other cities within Australia. Candidates should refer to Examination events and dates, which specifies which centres are available in any given series.
Clinical examinations are conducted on specified Saturdays throughout the year, due to limitations on the availability of suitable clinical examination venues.
The AMC is aware that holding clinical examinations on Saturdays may create difficulties for some candidates due to their religious convictions. If you believe that you fall into this category, you should contact the clinical examinations section of the AMC about alternative arrangements for scheduling. As alternative venues are very limited, you will need to submit documentary evidence in support of your case for special scheduling.
You may only apply for one examination series at a time. Therefore, if you have been scheduled for a clinical examination, you may not lodge an application for another series before you have received the results of the scheduled examination.