AMC MCQ Practice Test

Australian Medical Council (AMC)
MCQ Practice Test

The Australian Medical Council (AMC) is a national standard-setting and accreditation authority for medical education and training in Australia. It was founded in 1985. The AMC’s purpose is to ensure that the medical profession’s education, training, and assessment standards promote and preserve the health of Australians. The Australian Medical Council (AMC) is a non-profit national agency that sets standards for medical education and training in Australia.

The AMC strives to foster a culture that respects, supports, and benefits from diversity. The AMC recognizes that its workforce is diverse and is committed to ensuring that its people policies and procedures are fair and transparent. Recognizing the value of individual variations in the workplace is an important part of workplace diversity. The AMC recognizes that in order to realize its goal of being a preferred employer, it must continue to assess its people policies and procedures and generate resources to implement better practice ways to meet the needs of its diverse workforce.

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AMC Examinations

The AMC examinations are designed to assess the level of medical knowledge, clinical skills, and attitudes required of freshly qualified Australian medical school graduates who are ready to undertake intern training.

They include a computer adaptive test (CAT), a multiple-choice question (MCQ) exam, and either an AMC Clinical exam or a workplace-based evaluation. To proceed with the AMC examinations procedure, your examination status must be indicated as “Eligible”:

• The AMC CAT MCQ Exam assesses knowledge of medical principles and practice in general practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry, surgery, and obstetrics and gynecology.

• The AMC Clinical Examination evaluates medical, surgical, obstetrics, gynecology, pediatrics, and psychiatry clinical abilities. It also looks at how well you communicate with patients, their relatives, and other healthcare professionals.

• The AMC Workplace-Based Assessment — in order to be employed in an eligible clinical position for WBA, you must have completed the AMC CAT MCQ Examination and been awarded registration by the Medical Board of Australia before applying for a WBA program directly to a WBA provider.

AMC Functions

The AMC’s major functions include:

• accrediting medical education and training providers and their programs

• developing standards, policies and procedures for the accreditation of medical programs and for the assessment       of international medical graduates seeking registration in Australia

• assessing the knowledge, clinical skills and professional attributes of overseas qualified medical practitioners           seeking registration in medicine under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law

• assessing the case for recognition of medical specialties

• giving advice and making recommendations to federal, state and territory governments and agencies, including           medical regulatory authorities, in relation to
o accreditation and accreditation standards for the medical profession
o the registration of medical practitioners
o the assessment and recognition of overseas qualifications of medical practitioners
o the recognition of medical specialties.

MCQ Examination

The AMC Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) MCQ Test is a fully integrated multi-choice question examination administered by computer in a single 3.5-hour session in examination centers throughout the world. There are 150 A-type MCQs on the exam (one correct response from five options) It emphasizes on essential medical knowledge, such as illness process understanding, clinical examination and diagnosis, as well as investigation, therapy, and management.

You must accomplish all 150 of the tasks. Failure to complete all 150 scored items on the exam may result in insufficient data for a reliable determination of your ability and, as a result, an AMC adaptive scale result. ‘Fail —Insufficient data to obtain result’ is the examination result.

MCQ Examination Results

The AMC has been working on a procedure that will allow candidates to download their AMC CAT MCQ Examination results by logging into their AMC candidate account, in order to align with the Clinical examination.

Four weeks after the AMC CAT MCQ Examination, candidate results will be available for download at 9.00 a.m. on Thursday. This improved approach eliminates the need for paper and manual processing, allowing candidates to receive their results faster. Candidates’ results from prior AMC CAT MCQ Examinations issued after February 2011 are likewise subject to this process. Candidates must still request a duplicate copy of their results via the Request for Duplicate Copy of Results form for results released before February 2011, as this process needs retrieval from the AMC’s archive system.