Clinical examination specifications
The Clinical Examination Specifications booklet contains guidelines and specifications to assist candidates for the AMC Clinical Examination.
The guidelines contain information about:
- the format and content of the examination
- the levels of clinical knowledge, skills and attitudes required to satisfy the requirements of the examination
- the areas and topics covered in the examination
- preparing for the examination
- suggested reading lists for the examination.
The Clinical Examination Specifications booklet is currently being reviewed. It is expected this review will be completed before the end of 2013.
In its process of conducting continual review of the AMC Clinical Examination, the AMC's Board of Examiners has agreed that one of the key changes to be reflected in this update is removal of reference to the terminology 'critical error' throughout the AMC Clinical Examination scoring system.
The removal of the terminology 'critical error' will have no bearing on your performance throughout each station/domain, as should you still make serious omissions or errors, incorrect diagnosis, inadequate explanations, failure to respond to prompts, dangerous or life-threatening practice, your performance against that individual domain will be scored as very unsatisfactory, which constitutes a fail.
Download the Clinical Examination Specifications booklet (PDF 1.2MB).
You can purchase AMC textbooks from our online store and view other helpful publications in the suggested reading list.
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