The 16 assessed stations will include two pilot stations. A pilot station is a station that is being used in a clinical examination for the first time.
- Have been developed by a discipline writing group and approved by the Clinical Assessment Panel for pilot status
- Have no statistics from previous examinations.
Pilot stations may also be stations requiring trialing for administrative purposes including stations with special operational and technology requirements.
A candidate’s overall examination result (pass or fail) will be determined by 14 scored stations. Usually the scored stations will not include either of the two pilot stations, but if there is an issue with one or two of the non-pilot stations the Clinical Results Panel may determine that one or both of the pilot stations will be substituted. If this occurs the candidate’s result will still be determined on the basis of 14 stations. Over the 14 stations candidates will be graded as pass or fail, as follows:
Clinical examination scoring model
|Pass||Obtain a pass score 10 or more of the 14 assessed stations|
|Fail||Obtain a pass score in 9 or less of the 14 assessed stations|
There is no limit on the number of attempts a candidate may have at the clinical examination.
A number of aspects of a candidate’s performance can be used to provide feedback to the candidate.
It is important to note however, that the scores for the aspects of the marking that are reported as part of the feedback provided to candidates do not directly or numerically determine an overall result of a pass or a fail for the station. The pass/fail result is determined by the examiner making a separate global rating about a candidate’s performance across all aspects of the station, not just those for which feedback has been provided.
Although the aspects of a station that are reported as part of the feedback provided to candidates may contribute to an examiner’s global rating, it is not possible to determine whether a global rating that would result in a station being passed or failed was obtained for a station simply by looking at the scores associated with the aspects of the station provided in the candidate feedback.
Each candidate will receive a computer-generated breakdown of their performance against selected aspects of the station marks to assist with revision for future attempts.
Clinical Examination Results delivery
As part of the update to the improved candidate feedback, a process has been implemented to allow candidates to download their feedback sheets by logging onto their AMC candidate account. It is planned that the candidate feedback will be available to download at 4.00pm on the next Friday, three weeks following the Clinical examination. This enhanced process has been designed to eliminate paper and manual processing and allows candidates to receive their detailed result feedback more promptly.
Candidates will be able to download their feedback sheet via their AMC candidate account, once released three weeks following the clinical examination:
- Log onto AMC candidate account
- Select Clinical Results (at the top of the menu list)
- Select the examination under the Details column
Candidates will continue to receive via post, an official AMC result letter and those candidates who have passed will receive a Certificate Request Form.
Please note: Under no circumstances will results be given over the telephone.
Candidates who pass either the MCQ and clinical or MCQ and WBA assessment processes, and whose medical qualifications were submitted to the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) for primary source verification will be issued with an AMC Certificate.
A candidate’s certificate will be sent from the AMCs office approximately six to eight weeks after completion or passing thereof. It should be noted that the AMC Certificate is only delivered to candidates with Australian addresses.