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Changes to the AMC clinical pass requirement

25 April, 2024

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Following an extensive review, the AMC has changed the pass mark for the AMC clinical exam from 10 out of 14 stations to 9 out of 14 stations. This change takes effect from 21 March 2024.

This change will not be applied to AMC clinical exam results prior to 21 March 2024.

The change in the pass mark is part of our continuous review of assessment to ensure that we maintain the highest possible standards in line with international benchmarks. The AMC recognises that international medical graduates play a critical role in the health care of Australian communities. We are committed to ensuring that we have timely, effective and efficient systems in place for international medical graduates who are seeking to practise medicine in Australia.

The AMC Assessment Committee supported the recommendation for a change in the pass mark. Subsequently at the AMC Directors meeting on 21 March 2024, it was unanimously agreed to change the clinical examination pass from 10 out of 14 stations to 9 out of 14 stations.

This is one of a number of initiatives that we are working on to improve assessment pathways and support for international medical graduates undertaking assessment. We are exploring future directions for the assessment of international medical graduates and the clinical examination to ensure that it is fit-for-purpose now and into the future.

Learn more about what we are doing about the future of the AMC clinical exam.

We will also be opening a new national test centre towards the end of 2024 which will be a state-of-the-art facility that harnesses the best of technology and talent to improve the experience for candidates.

All of these initiatives are aimed at building a strong and responsive medical workforce that can practice safely, including in culturally safe ways, in Australian healthcare settings.

Learn more about the clinical exam.