Australian Medical Council Examinations

I have been preparing for the Australian Medical Council exam which I will be attempting for the first and hopefully the last time on the 20th November 2010. ( I say the last because, hopefully I will pass it the first time).

This AMC exam has two parts the first consists of Multiple Choice Questions covering the major topics – Medicine, Surgery, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and psychiatry.  To qualify for this examination one has to have graduated from a WHO accredited Medical School and in The South Pacific I know of two ie. the University of PNG and the University of South Pacific in Fiji )Fiji School of Medicine.  Also, one needs to have completed her/his medical internship or residency training program and have documentary evidence of this.  The AMC has a long process to validate intending candidates medical credentials, this may take longer than a year.  See the AMC website for more details:

It is a difficult exam, especially if one has done most of one’s training in a country with limited resources and facilities (as in my case and most doctors qualified from PNG and Fiji).  However, after some 3-4 months of daily studying, you should start to get a “feel” of it all and be more confident.  There are a number of websites available to assists medical students, doctors and other health workers prepare for such exams, one that I recently discover and has been helping is: Check it out if you’re thinking of sitting the Australian Medical Council Exam, and I’m sure you’ll find it as useful as I have. It is certainly appropriate technology for medical education.

The benefits of getting AMC qualifications are immense, whether one intends to practice medicine in Australia or not…but more on that another time, I need to get back to studying, 6 weeks to go!

About Dr. Poyap J Rooney

Dr. Rooney is a medical doctor who has gained both his undergraduate medical degree and more recently his post graduate masters degree in clinical biochemistry at the University of Papua New Guinea.
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2 Responses to Australian Medical Council Examinations

  1. Hi Dr Poyap
    This is Dr Edward.I graduate from medfac 2004,completed my residency end of 2006.How did it go with your AMC exams.I have always wanted to do it but just didnt get the motivation to do it.I’am in the process of getting my materials now.Hope to hear from you.

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