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.
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.