Australian Medical Council Examination

The Australian Medical Council Incorporated (AMC) is a national standards advisory body for basic medical education. One of the functions of the AMC is to assess overseas trained doctors who wish to practice medicine in Australia.

The AMC examinations are designed to assess, for registration purposes, the medical knowledge and clinical skills of overseas trained doctors whose basic medical qualifications are not recognised by State and Territory Medical Boards, that is, doctors trained in medical schools that have not been formally reviewed and accredited by the AMC.

The standard of the AMC examinations is defined as, “the level of attainment of medical knowledge, clinical skills and attitudes required of newly qualified graduates of Australian medical schools who are about to commence intern training.”

The examination consists of two parts, being a multiple-choice questionnaire and a clinical examination.

The Multiple Choice Questionnaire (MCQ) is a test of the principles and practice of medicine in the fields of internal medicine, paediatrics, psychiatry, surgery and obstetrics and gynaecology. A number of questions on each discipline also have a focus on general practice.

The clinical examinations evaluate clinical competence in terms of medical knowledge, clinical skills and professional attitudes for the safe and effective clinical practice of medicine in the Australian community.

The exams consist of two linked stages:

  • Stage 1 is an assessment of consulting skills in medicine and surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology and paediatrics.
  • Stage 2 is a multi-station assessment of clinical skills.

The examinations are designed as a comprehensive test of medical knowledge, clinical competency and performance. Both MCQ and clinical assessments are multidisciplinary and integrated.

In addition to passing the MCQ and the clinical examinations, each practitioners must meet the Occupational English Test (OET) set by Language Australia or sit the IELTS.


AMC Examination Process

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On request, the Australian Medical Council (AMC) sends preliminary information and a preliminary application form for assessment for general registration and/or assessment for specialist recognition.

Click here for AMC forms

The AMC then provides information books and detailed application forms.

Lodge the completed forms together with two recent passport-sized colour photographs with your name clearly printed on reverse and CERTIFIED copies of relevant documentation in support of your application.

If the AMC decides that you meet the eligibility requirements, then:

General registration

  • The AMC will send you an application for the AMC MCQ Examination.
  • Return the completed application form with the fee to the AMC before the closing date.
  • Sit the AMC MCQ Examination. Click here for examination dates. The AMC publishes results on this website and also writes to each candidate concerning their result.
  • When notified of your success in the AMC MCQ Examination, lodge Form C-2 for the clinical examination before the closing date of selected series. About 2 weeks after the closing date, the AMC will advise you if you have been offered a position in the clinical examination series.
  • Complete the AMC Clinical Examination. Click here for examination dates. The AMC publishes results on this website and also writes to each candidate concerning their result.
  • When notified of your success in the clinical examination and when all your documentation is correct, the AMC then forwards the AMC Certificate to the medical board in your state of residence for you to collect.

Specialist registration

  • The AMC will forward your application for specialist assessment to the relevant Specialist College.
  • The College advises the AMC of the outcome of your application.
  • The AMC will advise you of any College requirements for specialist recognition.
  • When you have completed all the requirements the AMC advises the Medical Board of Australia (MBA) & Western Australian Medical Board that you are eligible for registration.

AMC PAPERS 2001-04

AMC PAPERS 2005-09

AMC Recall





Note: These are all recall question papers collected from various sources. If you have better paper then please share…

AMC Handbook of Clinical Assessment

AMC Anthology of Medical Conditions

Annotated Multiple Choice Questions: Australian Medical Council

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