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Pre-employment Structured Clinical Interviews

The Pre-employment Structured Clinical Interview (PESCI) is an objective assessment of the clinical experience, knowledge, skills and attributes of an International Medical Graduate. The PESCI is used to determine whether a graduate is suitable to practise in a specific position for which they are seeking registration.

PESCI providers

Requirements for a PESCI

The Medical Board of Australia decides whether a PESCI is required, based on the nature of the position and its inherent level of risk. A PESCI is position specific and is not transferable from one position to another.

Conducting a PESCI

The PESCI is conducted by a provider that has been accredited by the AMC.
The Medical Board of Australia has developed a standard PESCI report format for PESCI providers to complete. When deciding whether to grant medical registration to the applicant in that position, the Board considers the completed PESCI report together with other sources of information. Information about the Board’s requirements for PESCI is available here.

Review the Medical Board of Australia requirements for PESCIs.

Download the report of PESCIs conducted in the 2022/2023 financial year

Accreditation of a PESCI provider

The AMC accredits and monitors PESCI providers on behalf of the Medical Board of Australia.
The Criteria for AMC Accreditation of PESCI Providers  details the requirements for gaining approval to conduct PESCIs. This document covers:
• the context (governance, expertise and capacity) of the PESCI provider
• independence in decision making
• interview processes and content
• the accreditation processes
• the organisations contributing to PESCI standards
• AMC processes for monitoring accredited PESCI providers.
Access the Pre-employment Structured Clinical Interview (PESCI) Guidelines and Criteria for AMC Accreditation of PESCI Providers.

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