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
Candidates can download their detailed result feedback by logging onto their AMC account. Candidate detailed result feedback will be available to download at 4.00pm on the 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 detailed result feedback 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
In each station, the examiner is required to determine a global rating for that station based on an assessment of the overall performance of the candidate in that station. Key steps relating to each station, together with the relevant assessment domains for each station, are recorded to inform the overall result for the station. The overall result of the clinical examination is based on the number of individual stations passed.
For candidates with a pass result, please refer to the AMC certificate process flowchart here.
Please note: Under no circumstances will results be given over the telephone.
Candidates who pass the AMC MCQ examination, as well as either the AMC Clinical Examination or Workplace Based Assessment, with their medical degree (final medical diploma/primary qualification) in Medicine and Surgery submitted to the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) for verification will be issued with an AMC Certificate.
Please refer to the AMC certificate process flowchart here.