Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

AMC CAT, MCCQE Part 1 & 2, USMLE, SMLE, PLAB, RCSFE

AMC Exams

To practise medicine in Australia, the Australian Medical Council (AMC) has established the following two exams:
  • AMC CAT MCQ Exam: https://www.amc.org.au/assessment/mcq/
  • AMC Clinical Exam: http://www.amc.org.au/assessment/clinical-exam
  • The AMC (Australian Medical Council) CAT (Computer Adaptive Test) MCQ (Multiple Choice Question) Examination is a computer-administered examination.

    The AMC CAT is a computer-administered fully integrated multi-choice question examination delivered in one 3.5 hour session in examination centres worldwide.

    The examination consists of 150 A-type MCQs (one correct response from five options) — 120 scored items and 30 (non-scored) pilot items. You are expected to complete all 150 items and must complete the 120 scored items.

    The subjects tested are:
    Adult Health (Medicine)
    Adult Health (Surgery)
    Women's Health (OBGYN)
    Child Health (Pediatrics)
    Mental Health (Psychiatry)
    Population Health (Preventive Medicine and Community Health - PMCH)
    The AMC Clinical Examination is an integrated multidisciplinary structured clinical assessment consisting of a 16-component multistation assessment. It assesses clinical skills in medicine, surgery, obstetrics, gynaecology, paediatrics and psychiatry. It also assesses ability to communicate with patients, their families and other health workers.

    More Info here: https://www.amc.org.au/assessment/clinical-examination/
    CanadaQBank.com offers 3000+ of the very best, classic, simulated MCQs for preparation for the AMC CAT.

    In addition to this, CanadaQBank.com offers iOS, Android and Windows Applications which allow you to download the practice questions to your mobile phone and tablet and study anywhere.

    CanadaQBank.com also offers OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination) Cases in our QBank for the MCCQE Part 2 which are very similar in content and style to the OSCE cases tested on the AMC Clinical Exam.
    CanadaQBank.com has developed, through an extensive effort, over 3000 multiple- choice questions for the AMC CAT.

    These questions have been carefully prepared by our team of expert physicians.

    We have followed the guidelines set by the Australian Medical Council and the questions are based on (but not limited to) the topics listed here:

    http://www.amc.org.au/images/publications/amc_exam_spec.pdf
    Our QBank for the AMC CAT is the best source for classic, simulated questions for this exam. This QBank contains over 3000 of the best multiple-choice questions that cover the subjects tested on this exam.

    Questions can be taken in blocks of up to 50, in timed and untimed modes. Each question also has a detailed explanation that outlines why the answer choice is correct.
    The subjects tested are:

    Adult Health (Medicine)
    Adult Health (Surgery)
    Women's Health (OBGYN)
    Child Health (Pediatrics)
    Mental Health (Psychiatry)
    Population Health (Preventive Medicine and Community Health - PMCH)
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    If you are preparing for AMC CAT and the AMC Clinical Exam, we recommend a 3-6 month subscription to the corresponding QBank at CanadaQBank.com. We have found, through feedback from medical students and physicians that this works best.

    The key is to do the questions repeatedly, at least twice, but preferably three times. Also read the explanations very carefully. This will help you master the topics. Take a look at your exam analysis to identify which subject areas you are weakest in. Then during your revision period, concentrate on improving your scores in those subjects.
    For information about how to register to take the Australian Medical Council (AMC) exams, please visit

    Australian Medical Council: http://www.amc.org.au
    Yes. Australia recognizes training and credentials obtained in the following countries: United Kingdom, Canada, United States, New Zealand and Ireland.

    Details here:
    Competent Authorities
    Competent Authority Pathway
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    MCC Exams

    The requirements involved in obtaining a license to practice medicine in Canada include the successful completion of the following three exams:

    National Assessment Collaboration (NAC) Examination
    MCCQE Part 1 (Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Exam Part One)
    MCCQE Part 2 (Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Exam Part Two)
    The MCCQE Part 1 consists of multiple-choice questions and Clinical Decision Making (CDM) cases. This exam tests the medical knowledge of medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry, surgery and population health, legal, ethical, and organizational aspects of Canadian medicine.

    The MCCQE Part I is a one-day, computer-based test. You are allowed up to four hours in the morning session to complete 210 Multiple-Choice Questions. You are allowed up to 3.5 hours in the afternoon session for the Clinical Decision-Making component, which consists of 38 cases with short-menu and short-answer write-in questions.
    The MCCQE Part II is an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) that assesses the candidate’s core abilities to apply medical knowledge, demonstrate clinical skills, develop investigational and therapeutic clinical plans, as well as demonstrate professional behaviours and attitudes at a level expected of a physician in independent practice in Canada. You are assessed on your physical examination and history taking abilities as well as on your clinical and ethical decision making.

    You are presented with problems related to 12 clinical scenarios: eight on day 1 (Saturday) and four on day 2 (Sunday). You are expected to complete 12 stations, even though two stations could be wait or pilot stations that do not contribute to your total score.

    There are two types of stations included in the MCCQE Part II: 14-minute stations and 6-minute paired stations.
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    MCCQE Part 1 MCQ
    MCCQE Part 1 CDM
    MCCQE Part 2 / NAC

    Each QBank consists of classic, simulated multiple-choice questions and/or cases designed to reflect the content of the MCCQE Part 1 and MCCQE Part 2/NAC. Online subscriptions for a 1, 2, 3, 6, 9 or 12 month period can be purchased to access these questions. Additional extensions can be purchased as well.
    CanadaQBank.com has developed, through an extensive effort, multiple-choice questions and CDM cases for the MCCQE Part 1 and cases for the MCCQE Part 2 and NAC exam. We are confident that they are the very best questions and cases for the MCC exams.

    These questions have been carefully prepared by our team of expert physicians. We have followed the guidelines set by the Medical Council of Canada, listed here:

    http://canadaqbank.com/doc/Multiple-choice-question-guidelines.pdf

    http://canadaqbank.com/doc/CDM-Guidelines.pdf

    The questions are based on (but not limited to) the topics listed in the Medical Council of Canada Exam Objectives here: http://apps.mcc.ca/Objectives_Online

    The 6 subjects covered on these exams are: General Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Surgery, Psychiatry, Preventive Medicine and Community Health.
    If you are preparing for the MCCQE Part 1, MCCQE Part 2 or NAC exam, we recommend a 3-6 month subscription to the corresponding QBank at CanadaQBank.com. We have found, through feedback from medical students and physicians, that this works best.

    The key is to do the questions repeatedly, at least twice, but preferably three times. Also read the explanations very carefully. This will help you master the topics. Take a look at your exam analysis to identify which subject areas you are weakest in. Then during your revision period, concentrate on improving your scores in those subjects.

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    Our MCQ QBank for the MCCQE Part 1 is the best source for classic, simulated questions for this exam. This QBank contains Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) that cover the subjects tested on this exam (General Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Surgery, Psychiatry, Preventive Medicine and Community Health).

    Each MCQ has 5 answer choices, only one of which is correct. Each MCQ also has a detailed explanation of the answers. The explanation outlines why the answer choices are correct.

    Note: A customer who subscribes to the 'QBank for the MCCQE Part 1' will have access to both the CDM QBank and the MCQ QBank described above.
    Our CDM QBank for the MCCQE Part 1 is the best source for classic, simulated cases and questions for this exam. This QBank contains 328 of the best CDM (Clinical Decision Making) cases that cover the subjects tested on this exam (General Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Surgery, Psychiatry, Preventive Medicine and Community Health). Each case has 2-4 questions so there are 881 total questions in this QBank.

    Each CDM case has an opening stem/vignette, followed by 2-4 questions. Each question has anywhere from 10-30 answer choices, from which the examinee will select the appropriate answers (on average there are 2-7 correct answers). Each case also has a detailed explanation of the answers. The explanation outlines why the answer choices are correct.

    Note: A customer who subscribes to the 'QBank for the MCCQE Part 1' will have access to both the MCQ QBank and the CDM QBank described above.
    Our QBank for the MCCQE Part 2 is the best source for classic, simulated cases for this exam. This QBank contains a total of 170 of the very best cases that cover the topics tested on this exam. This QBank contains 86 6-Minute Paired Station cases and 84 Fourteen-Minute Encounter Station cases. Each case covers a different topic from the subject areas tested.

    6-Minute Paired Station cases consist of a six minute clinical encounter plus a six minute postencounter probe (PEP). Six minute clinical encounter cases will list what points you must ask during your history and what you should check during your physical examination. Six minute post-encounter probe (PEP) cases show the questions and answers for each patient.

    Fourteen-Minute Encounter Station cases list the relevant points you must ask during your history and what you should check in your physical examination. These cases also include the brief questions and answers for each patient scenario.
    The categories covered in the QBanks are the same that the Medical Council of Canada exams cover, and those six categories are:

    General Medicine
    Pediatrics
    Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN)
    Surgery
    Psychiatry
    Preventive Medicine and Community Health (PMCH) 

    Questions on ethics and epidemiology are grouped in the preventive medicine and community health (PMCH) category.
    An examinee who purchases a subscription and completes it may purchase additional time for a discounted price. If you already have a subscription and need additional time, you may do so by logging in and purchasing it by clicking on ‘purchase.’

    Please note: all your exam data is kept in your account for up to 4 months after your subscription expires. At that time it will be deleted.
    No. Nothing is shipped by mail. Once you purchase a subscription to a QBank, and your payment is accepted, your access to the QBank will be activated. At that point you will be able to access the QBank immediately with your login and password.
    That is done entirely through the Medical Council of Canada (MCC). Please visit their website: www.mcc.ca

    CanadaQBank.com does not register candidates for these exams. CanadaQBank.com is not affiliated with the MCC. CanadaQBank.com offers carefully prepared, classic and simulated multiple. choice questions (MCQs) and cases, based on the MCC exam topics and objectives to potential examinees to help them prepare for, and successfully pass, these exams with high scores.

    You are strongly encouraged to read the www.mcc.ca website for detailed and important information about these exams.
    Yes! Many medical students and physicians in the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom have used CanadaQBank.com to study for their licensing exams.

    Our QBank for the MCCQE Part 1 has long-form multiple-choice questions and cases that are very similar in content and style to the questions and cases tested on the USMLE Step 3.

    In addition, the cases in our QBank for the MCCQE Part 2 are very similar in content and style to the OSCE cases tested on the following exams:

  • Canada: National Assessment Collaboration (NAC) Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)
  • Ontario CEHPEA CE1
  • Saskatchewan SIPPA OSCE
  • Manitoba CAPE
  • Nova Scotia CAPP
  • United States: USMLE Step 2 CS
  • United Kingdom: PLAB Part 2
  • Australia: AMC Clinical Exam
  • New Zealand: NZREX Clinical examination
  • Yes. Please read this important document: Steps_to_Canada

    It contains informative websites and contact information to help guide you regarding
  • Preparing for the licensing exams
  • Organizations in Canada for International Medical Graduates (IMGs)
  • Specific residency (post-graduate) training programs for IMGs
  • Provincial/Territorial Licensing Authorities
  • Physician Recruitment
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    USMLE

    The requirements involved in obtaining a license to practice medicine in the United States include the successful completion of the following four exams:

    USMLE Step 1
    USMLE Step 2 CK (Clinical Knowledge)
    USMLE Step 2 CS (Clinical Skills)
    USMLE Step 3

    USMLE is sponsored by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the National Board of Medical Examiners® (NBME®)
    Step 1 of the USMLE is a multiple choice test, offered as a computer-based exam. Each examination covers content related to the traditionally defined disciplines of anatomy, behavioral sciences, biochemistry, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology, and physiology, as well as to interdisciplinary areas including genetics, aging, immunology, nutrition, and molecular and cell biology.

    Step 1 is a broadly based, integrated examination. Test items commonly require you to perform one or more of the following tasks:
    • Interpret graphic and tabular material
    • Identify gross and microscopic pathologic and normal specimens
    • Apply basic science knowledge to clinical problems.
    It is an eight-hour computer-based exam consisting of 322 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) divided into seven blocks each consisting of 46 questions.
    Step 2-CK
    USMLE Step 2 CK is assesses clinical knowledge through a multiple-choice examination. It is a 9 hour exam consisting of 8 blocks of 44 questions each, and one hour is given for each block of questions. The subjects included clinical science subjects: Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Obstetrics & Gynecology.

    Step 2-CS
    USMLE Step 2 CS is assesses clinical skills through simulated patient interactions. The examinees interact with standardized patients portrayed by actors. Each examinee faces 12 Standardized Patients (SPs) and is allocated 15 minutes to complete history taking and clinical examination for each patient, and 10 more minutes to write a patient note to describe findings, initial differential diagnosis list and a list of initial tests.
    USMLE Step 3 is the final exam in the USMLE series. Step 3 is 16 hour examination divided over two-days. Each day of testing must be completed within eight hours. The first day of testing includes 336 multiple-choice items divided into 7 blocks, each consisting of 48 items. Examinees must complete each block within sixty minutes. The second day of testing includes 144 multiple- choice items, divided into 4 blocks of 36 items. Examinees are required to complete each block within forty-five minutes. Approximately 3 hours are allowed for these multiple-choice item blocks.

    Also on the second day are twelve Clinical Case Simulations, where the examinees are required to 'manage' patients in real-time case simulations. Examinees enter orders for medications and/or investigations into the simulation software, and the condition of the patient changes. Cases are of 20 or 10 minutes.

    Approximately forty-five minutes to one hour is available for break time on each of the two days of testing.
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    These questions have been carefully prepared by our team of expert physicians. We have followed the guidelines set by the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), listed here: http://www.canadaqbank.com/doc/2003IWGwhole.pdf

    The questions are based on (but not limited to) the topics listed here: http://www.canadaqbank.com/doc/content_step1.pdf
    Our QBank for the USMLE Step 1 is the best source for classic, simulated questions for this exam. This QBank contains over 3000 of the best multiple-choice questions that cover the subjects tested on this exam.

    Questions can be taken in blocks of up to 50, in timed and untimed modes. Each question also has a detailed explanation that outlines why the answer choice is correct.
    Our QBank for the USMLE Step 2 CK is the best source for classic, simulated questions for this exam. This QBank contains 4000 of the best multiple-choice questions that cover the subjects tested on this exam.

    Questions can be taken in blocks of up to 50, in timed and untimed modes. Each question also has a detailed explanation that outlines why the answer choice is correct.

    USMLE Step 1

  • Anatomy
  • Histology/Molecular
  • Embryology

  • Biochemistry
  • Physiology
  • Psychology
  • Ethics

  • Microbiology/Immunology
  • Neuroscience
  • Genetics
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics

  • Pharmacology
  • Pathology/Pathophysiology


    USMLE Step 2 CK

  • Medicine
    • Immune System
    • Blood & Lymphoreticular Systems Behavioral Health
    • Nervous System & Special Senses
    • Skin & Subcutaneous Tissue Musculoskeletal System
    • Cardiovascular System
    • Respiratory System
    • Gastrointestinal System
    • Renal & Urinary Systems
    • Endocrine System

  • Pediatrics

  • OBGYN
    • Pregnancy, Childbirth, & the Puerperium Female Reproductive System & Breast Male
    • Reproductive System

  • Surgery

  • Psychiatry

  • Preventive Medicine & Community Health (PMCH)
    • Multisystem Processes & Disorders
    • Biostatistics & Epidemiology/Population Health Interpretation of the Medical Literature

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    If you are preparing for the USMLE Step 1 or the USMLE Step 2 CK, we recommend a 3-6 month subscription to the corresponding QBank at CanadaQBank.com. We have found, through feedback from medical students and physicians that this works best.

    The key is to do the questions repeatedly, at least twice, but preferably three times. Also read the explanations very carefully. This will help you master the topics. Take a look at your exam analysis to identify which subject areas you are weakest in. Then during your revision period, concentrate on improving your scores in those subjects.
    For information and assistance to register for USMLE please visit

    USMLE Home Page www.usmle.org

    Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates www.ecfmg.org

    Prometric Testing Centres www.prometric.com
    USMLE Step 2 CK expects you to demonstrate knowledge with the National Board of Medical Examiners® (NBME) shelf exams. The exam is computer‐based in the format of multiple choice questions.

    Step 2 CK is a one-day examination. It is divided into eight 60-minute blocks, administered in one 9-hour testing session. Test item formats may vary within each block.

    The full content outline can be found here: https://www.usmle.org/pdfs/step-2-ck/Step2CK_Content.pdf
    A strong USMLE Step 2 CK score can only help your residency application and may be necessary to be competitive for residency in a particular specialty.
    The decision about when to take the USMLE Step 2 CK is one that should be informed by a number of factors including your USMLE Step 1 score, the number of weeks you will require to adequately prepare, your schedule of clinical rotations, and the individual requirements of the residency programs to which you are applying.
    Visit the USMLE website to apply. You will need to familiarize yourself with eligibility periods for the exam. When applying to take USMLE Step 2 CK, you must select a three-month period, such as August-September-October, during which you can take the exam.

    This three-month period is referred to as your “eligibility period.” You must take the exam during the eligibility period assigned to you. You can take the exam on any day that it is offered during your assigned eligibility period, provided there is space available at the test center that you choose.
    Please refer ECFMG's Fee Page for more information.
    USMLE may change the passing score for this examination at any time so please be sure to consult the website for the most current information.
    Scores are generally available in 3-4 weeks; however, delays are possible. Students are recommended to sign up for the ECFMG E-Newsletter called the ECFMG Reporter and to monitor the ECFMG website in order to stay up-to-date on important information related to IMGs such as possible reporting delays.
    If you take the USMLE Step 2 CK exam before you submit your residency application through ERAS (typically in mid-September), programs will receive a score report for both USMLE Step 1 and USMLE Step 2 CK. If you take the USMLE Step 2 CK exam after you submit your residency application through ERAS, programs will only receive your USMLE Step 1 score report. However, some residency programs require your USMLE Step 2 CK score in order to offer you an interview, and most programs require your USMLE Step 2 CK score before they will rank you for The MATCH.

    Therefore, students who take USMLE Step 2 after submitting their residency application must go into their ERAS account and release that score to programs manually.
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    SMLE

    The SMLE is an exam that assesses your readiness to practice and/or proceed to postgraduate training. It consists of 300 MCQs which may include up to 20 pilot questions. It is a six-hour MCQ examination with scheduled breaks. It is divided into three sections of 100 questions each with time allocation of 120 minutes for each part.

    There are two scheduled breaks between section one-two and section two-three with a pool total time of 45 minutes to be divided between these two breaks based on candidate preference. These MCQs have four options from which the candidate will choose one best answer.

    The examination shall contain recall questions that test knowledge and questions with scenarios that test other skills (interpretation, analysis, decision making, reasoning and problem solving).
    A test blueprint is a document that reflects the content of the SMLE. The blueprint is the plan used for “building” the SMLE. The blueprint was established by the SMLE steering committee which consists of representatives from Saudi Medical College Deans. The purpose of the blueprint is to ensure including questions related to what you are expected to know before entry into supervised clinical practice.
    To apply for the SMLE, you must have a recognized primary degree (MBBS or equivalent) from an accredited health science program or commenced training in the internship year or student who is one year away from graduation.
    When applying for the examination, you must apply through the e-application and include the required attachments. Once your application is processed, a scheduling permit with your eligibility period will be issued. You will receive an email with instructions for accessing your permit. After obtaining the scheduling permit, you may visit the specified website to schedule a test date. Scheduling may not be available more than three months in advance. From the beginning of February 2019, the SMLE will be offered in 11 testing windows in Saudi Arabia and internationally.
  • All eligible candidates may take SMLE up to four times a year starting from the first attempt to obtain a pass score.

  • SCFHS classification and registration rules and regulations apply to candidates who fail the SMLE for two years after graduation date. • After obtaining a pass score in the SMLE each candidate is eligible for two further attempts to improve their mark for the purpose of attaining a better opportunity for residency selection.

  • After one calendar year of the second attempt mentioned above each candidate is eligible for one further attempt annually to improve their mark for the purpose of attaining a better score for residency selection.

  • SMLE is conducted using computer based testing with three sets.

    The testing period is 6 hours. After finishing the first set of 100 items and second set of 100 items scheduled breaks are allowed with a total of 45 minutes can be taken. Upon leaving the testing area candidates are required to sign-out and when entering again sign-in and go through security check.
    SMLE contains 300 multiple-choice questions with the possibility of including up to 20 unscored items. Results are not provided instantly. During the window closing period, psychometric analysis is conducted and results are announced within 2-6 weeks of the end of a test window. Two reports will be provided to every candidate, statement of results and a feedback report on performance in comparison to other test-takers.
    The SCFHS brings together a panel of Saudi physicians to define an acceptable level of performance and establish the pass score for the SMLE through a standard setting exercise. The panel then recommends its pass score to the Central Assessment Committee (CAC) for approval. In April 2017, the SCFHS conducted a rigorous standard setting exercise with a diverse panel of physicians. Following the standard setting exercise, the panel recommended a pass score of 560 on the reporting scale of 200-800. This pass score was reviewed and approved by the CAC. This was applied since of June 2017. If you took the SMLE prior to June 2017, your final result remains valid as per the approved validity period.

    For full list of topics , please visit:
    https://www.scfhs.org.sa/examinations/TrainingExams/OverallEntranceExam/Documents/SMLE%20Applicant%20Guide.pdf

    Source:
    https://www.scfhs.org.sa/examinations/TrainingExams/OverallEntranceExam/Documents/SMLE%20Applicant%20Guide.pdf
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    PLAB

    The Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board test, known as the PLAB test, helps us to make sure doctors who qualified abroad have the right knowledge and skills to practise medicine in the UK.
    If you graduated from a medical school outside of the UK, European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you’ll probably need to take the PLAB test. The PLAB test will check that you know and can do the same as a doctor starting the second year of their Foundation Programme training in the UK.
    There are two parts to the test. Part 1 is a written multiple choice exam, with 180 single best answer questions. Part 2 is a practical objective structured clinical exam, known as an OSCE. You’ll need to pass both parts before you can apply for registration with a licence to practise medicine in the UK.
    Before you can take the PLAB test, you’ll need to set up a GMC Online account and show us that your medical qualification and knowledge of English are acceptable. Once you’ve done that, you can book your place on part 1 of the PLAB test.
    PLAB Part 1 is a written exam made up of 180 multiple choice questions which you must answer within three hours. Each starts with a short scenario followed by a question. You need to choose the right answer out of the five possible answers given. You can sit part 1 in a number of countries, as well as in the UK. Have a look at the available locations and dates when you log in to GMC Online.
    PLAB Part 2 is an objective structured clinical exam. It's made up of 18 scenarios, each lasting eight minutes and aims to reflect real life settings including a mock consultation or an acute ward. Part 2 tests run throughout the year at our clinical assessment centre.
    Once you've passed both parts, you can apply for registration with a licence to practise. Your application must be approved within two years of passing part 2 of the test. Once we approve your application and you gain registration you can work as a doctor in the UK.

    For latest FAQ , please visit the GMC website: https://www.gmc-uk.org/

    Reference: GMC UK : https://www.gmc-uk.org/registration-and-licensing/join-the-register/plab/a-guide-to-the-plab-test
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    RCSFE

    Surgical Foundations is a special program that provides a common curriculum and clinical training in the fundamental skills of surgery for residents in the majority of surgical specialties, concurrent with training in the surgical specialty.
    The RCSFE covers all competencies covered in the surgical foundations program. It is normally written in the fall of the second year of residency training (i.e. approximately 12-15 months after beginning residency.)
    Surgical Foundations is that initial period of postgraduate training required to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes underlying the basics to the practice of surgery in general and preparatory to further training in a surgical specialty or sub-specialty. For the purpose of clarity, the junior surgical resident refers to any surgical resident in postgraduate year (PGY) 1 and PGY 2. These objectives refer to exit competencies for which a junior surgical resident must be evaluated by the end of PGY 2.

    Surgical Foundations encompasses the core foundational surgical competencies that are requires for the following surgical specialties:

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology (July 2016)
  • Subjects Covered in the RCSFE QBank are:

  • Trauma and Critical Care
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    AMC Exams

    To practise medicine in Australia, the Australian Medical Council (AMC) has established the following two exams:
  • AMC CAT MCQ Exam: https://www.amc.org.au/assessment/mcq/
  • AMC Clinical Exam: http://www.amc.org.au/assessment/clinical-exam
  • The AMC (Australian Medical Council) CAT (Computer Adaptive Test) MCQ (Multiple Choice Question) Examination is a computer-administered examination.

    The AMC CAT is a computer-administered fully integrated multi-choice question examination delivered in one 3.5 hour session in examination centres worldwide.

    The examination consists of 150 A-type MCQs (one correct response from five options) — 120 scored items and 30 (non-scored) pilot items. You are expected to complete all 150 items and must complete the 120 scored items.

    The subjects tested are:
    Adult Health (Medicine)
    Adult Health (Surgery)
    Women's Health (OBGYN)
    Child Health (Pediatrics)
    Mental Health (Psychiatry)
    Population Health (Preventive Medicine and Community Health - PMCH)
    The AMC Clinical Examination is an integrated multidisciplinary structured clinical assessment consisting of a 16-component multistation assessment. It assesses clinical skills in medicine, surgery, obstetrics, gynaecology, paediatrics and psychiatry. It also assesses ability to communicate with patients, their families and other health workers.

    More Info here: https://www.amc.org.au/assessment/clinical-examination/
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    The subjects tested are:

    Adult Health (Medicine)
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    For information about how to register to take the Australian Medical Council (AMC) exams, please visit

    Australian Medical Council: http://www.amc.org.au
    Yes. Australia recognizes training and credentials obtained in the following countries: United Kingdom, Canada, United States, New Zealand and Ireland.

    Details here:
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    Competent Authority Pathway
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    MCC Exams

    The requirements involved in obtaining a license to practice medicine in Canada include the successful completion of the following three exams:

    National Assessment Collaboration (NAC) Examination
    MCCQE Part 1 (Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Exam Part One)
    MCCQE Part 2 (Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Exam Part Two)
    The MCCQE Part 1 consists of multiple-choice questions and Clinical Decision Making (CDM) cases. This exam tests the medical knowledge of medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry, surgery and population health, legal, ethical, and organizational aspects of Canadian medicine.

    The MCCQE Part I is a one-day, computer-based test. You are allowed up to four hours in the morning session to complete 210 Multiple-Choice Questions. You are allowed up to 3.5 hours in the afternoon session for the Clinical Decision-Making component, which consists of 38 cases with short-menu and short-answer write-in questions.
    The MCCQE Part II is an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) that assesses the candidate’s core abilities to apply medical knowledge, demonstrate clinical skills, develop investigational and therapeutic clinical plans, as well as demonstrate professional behaviours and attitudes at a level expected of a physician in independent practice in Canada. You are assessed on your physical examination and history taking abilities as well as on your clinical and ethical decision making.

    You are presented with problems related to 12 clinical scenarios: eight on day 1 (Saturday) and four on day 2 (Sunday). You are expected to complete 12 stations, even though two stations could be wait or pilot stations that do not contribute to your total score.

    There are two types of stations included in the MCCQE Part II: 14-minute stations and 6-minute paired stations.
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    The 6 subjects covered on these exams are: General Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Surgery, Psychiatry, Preventive Medicine and Community Health.
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    Our MCQ QBank for the MCCQE Part 1 is the best source for classic, simulated questions for this exam. This QBank contains Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) that cover the subjects tested on this exam (General Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Surgery, Psychiatry, Preventive Medicine and Community Health).

    Each MCQ has 5 answer choices, only one of which is correct. Each MCQ also has a detailed explanation of the answers. The explanation outlines why the answer choices are correct.

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    Our CDM QBank for the MCCQE Part 1 is the best source for classic, simulated cases and questions for this exam. This QBank contains 328 of the best CDM (Clinical Decision Making) cases that cover the subjects tested on this exam (General Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Surgery, Psychiatry, Preventive Medicine and Community Health). Each case has 2-4 questions so there are 881 total questions in this QBank.

    Each CDM case has an opening stem/vignette, followed by 2-4 questions. Each question has anywhere from 10-30 answer choices, from which the examinee will select the appropriate answers (on average there are 2-7 correct answers). Each case also has a detailed explanation of the answers. The explanation outlines why the answer choices are correct.

    Note: A customer who subscribes to the 'QBank for the MCCQE Part 1' will have access to both the MCQ QBank and the CDM QBank described above.
    Our QBank for the MCCQE Part 2 is the best source for classic, simulated cases for this exam. This QBank contains a total of 170 of the very best cases that cover the topics tested on this exam. This QBank contains 86 6-Minute Paired Station cases and 84 Fourteen-Minute Encounter Station cases. Each case covers a different topic from the subject areas tested.

    6-Minute Paired Station cases consist of a six minute clinical encounter plus a six minute postencounter probe (PEP). Six minute clinical encounter cases will list what points you must ask during your history and what you should check during your physical examination. Six minute post-encounter probe (PEP) cases show the questions and answers for each patient.

    Fourteen-Minute Encounter Station cases list the relevant points you must ask during your history and what you should check in your physical examination. These cases also include the brief questions and answers for each patient scenario.
    The categories covered in the QBanks are the same that the Medical Council of Canada exams cover, and those six categories are:

    General Medicine
    Pediatrics
    Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN)
    Surgery
    Psychiatry
    Preventive Medicine and Community Health (PMCH) 

    Questions on ethics and epidemiology are grouped in the preventive medicine and community health (PMCH) category.
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    Please note: all your exam data is kept in your account for up to 4 months after your subscription expires. At that time it will be deleted.
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    That is done entirely through the Medical Council of Canada (MCC). Please visit their website: www.mcc.ca

    CanadaQBank.com does not register candidates for these exams. CanadaQBank.com is not affiliated with the MCC. CanadaQBank.com offers carefully prepared, classic and simulated multiple. choice questions (MCQs) and cases, based on the MCC exam topics and objectives to potential examinees to help them prepare for, and successfully pass, these exams with high scores.

    You are strongly encouraged to read the www.mcc.ca website for detailed and important information about these exams.
    Yes! Many medical students and physicians in the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom have used CanadaQBank.com to study for their licensing exams.

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    In addition, the cases in our QBank for the MCCQE Part 2 are very similar in content and style to the OSCE cases tested on the following exams:

  • Canada: National Assessment Collaboration (NAC) Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)
  • Ontario CEHPEA CE1
  • Saskatchewan SIPPA OSCE
  • Manitoba CAPE
  • Nova Scotia CAPP
  • United States: USMLE Step 2 CS
  • United Kingdom: PLAB Part 2
  • Australia: AMC Clinical Exam
  • New Zealand: NZREX Clinical examination
  • Yes. Please read this important document: Steps_to_Canada

    It contains informative websites and contact information to help guide you regarding
  • Preparing for the licensing exams
  • Organizations in Canada for International Medical Graduates (IMGs)
  • Specific residency (post-graduate) training programs for IMGs
  • Provincial/Territorial Licensing Authorities
  • Physician Recruitment
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    USMLE

    The requirements involved in obtaining a license to practice medicine in the United States include the successful completion of the following four exams:

    USMLE Step 1
    USMLE Step 2 CK (Clinical Knowledge)
    USMLE Step 2 CS (Clinical Skills)
    USMLE Step 3

    USMLE is sponsored by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the National Board of Medical Examiners® (NBME®)
    Step 1 of the USMLE is a multiple choice test, offered as a computer-based exam. Each examination covers content related to the traditionally defined disciplines of anatomy, behavioral sciences, biochemistry, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology, and physiology, as well as to interdisciplinary areas including genetics, aging, immunology, nutrition, and molecular and cell biology.

    Step 1 is a broadly based, integrated examination. Test items commonly require you to perform one or more of the following tasks:
    • Interpret graphic and tabular material
    • Identify gross and microscopic pathologic and normal specimens
    • Apply basic science knowledge to clinical problems.
    It is an eight-hour computer-based exam consisting of 322 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) divided into seven blocks each consisting of 46 questions.
    Step 2-CK
    USMLE Step 2 CK is assesses clinical knowledge through a multiple-choice examination. It is a 9 hour exam consisting of 8 blocks of 44 questions each, and one hour is given for each block of questions. The subjects included clinical science subjects: Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Obstetrics & Gynecology.

    Step 2-CS
    USMLE Step 2 CS is assesses clinical skills through simulated patient interactions. The examinees interact with standardized patients portrayed by actors. Each examinee faces 12 Standardized Patients (SPs) and is allocated 15 minutes to complete history taking and clinical examination for each patient, and 10 more minutes to write a patient note to describe findings, initial differential diagnosis list and a list of initial tests.
    USMLE Step 3 is the final exam in the USMLE series. Step 3 is 16 hour examination divided over two-days. Each day of testing must be completed within eight hours. The first day of testing includes 336 multiple-choice items divided into 7 blocks, each consisting of 48 items. Examinees must complete each block within sixty minutes. The second day of testing includes 144 multiple- choice items, divided into 4 blocks of 36 items. Examinees are required to complete each block within forty-five minutes. Approximately 3 hours are allowed for these multiple-choice item blocks.

    Also on the second day are twelve Clinical Case Simulations, where the examinees are required to 'manage' patients in real-time case simulations. Examinees enter orders for medications and/or investigations into the simulation software, and the condition of the patient changes. Cases are of 20 or 10 minutes.

    Approximately forty-five minutes to one hour is available for break time on each of the two days of testing.
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    Our QBank for the USMLE Step 2 CK is the best source for classic, simulated questions for this exam. This QBank contains 4000 of the best multiple-choice questions that cover the subjects tested on this exam.

    Questions can be taken in blocks of up to 50, in timed and untimed modes. Each question also has a detailed explanation that outlines why the answer choice is correct.

    USMLE Step 1

  • Anatomy
  • Histology/Molecular
  • Embryology

  • Biochemistry
  • Physiology
  • Psychology
  • Ethics

  • Microbiology/Immunology
  • Neuroscience
  • Genetics
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics

  • Pharmacology
  • Pathology/Pathophysiology


    USMLE Step 2 CK

  • Medicine
    • Immune System
    • Blood & Lymphoreticular Systems Behavioral Health
    • Nervous System & Special Senses
    • Skin & Subcutaneous Tissue Musculoskeletal System
    • Cardiovascular System
    • Respiratory System
    • Gastrointestinal System
    • Renal & Urinary Systems
    • Endocrine System

  • Pediatrics

  • OBGYN
    • Pregnancy, Childbirth, & the Puerperium Female Reproductive System & Breast Male
    • Reproductive System

  • Surgery

  • Psychiatry

  • Preventive Medicine & Community Health (PMCH)
    • Multisystem Processes & Disorders
    • Biostatistics & Epidemiology/Population Health Interpretation of the Medical Literature

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    The key is to do the questions repeatedly, at least twice, but preferably three times. Also read the explanations very carefully. This will help you master the topics. Take a look at your exam analysis to identify which subject areas you are weakest in. Then during your revision period, concentrate on improving your scores in those subjects.
    For information and assistance to register for USMLE please visit

    USMLE Home Page www.usmle.org

    Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates www.ecfmg.org

    Prometric Testing Centres www.prometric.com
    USMLE Step 2 CK expects you to demonstrate knowledge with the National Board of Medical Examiners® (NBME) shelf exams. The exam is computer‐based in the format of multiple choice questions.

    Step 2 CK is a one-day examination. It is divided into eight 60-minute blocks, administered in one 9-hour testing session. Test item formats may vary within each block.

    The full content outline can be found here: https://www.usmle.org/pdfs/step-2-ck/Step2CK_Content.pdf
    A strong USMLE Step 2 CK score can only help your residency application and may be necessary to be competitive for residency in a particular specialty.
    The decision about when to take the USMLE Step 2 CK is one that should be informed by a number of factors including your USMLE Step 1 score, the number of weeks you will require to adequately prepare, your schedule of clinical rotations, and the individual requirements of the residency programs to which you are applying.
    Visit the USMLE website to apply. You will need to familiarize yourself with eligibility periods for the exam. When applying to take USMLE Step 2 CK, you must select a three-month period, such as August-September-October, during which you can take the exam.

    This three-month period is referred to as your “eligibility period.” You must take the exam during the eligibility period assigned to you. You can take the exam on any day that it is offered during your assigned eligibility period, provided there is space available at the test center that you choose.
    Please refer ECFMG's Fee Page for more information.
    USMLE may change the passing score for this examination at any time so please be sure to consult the website for the most current information.
    Scores are generally available in 3-4 weeks; however, delays are possible. Students are recommended to sign up for the ECFMG E-Newsletter called the ECFMG Reporter and to monitor the ECFMG website in order to stay up-to-date on important information related to IMGs such as possible reporting delays.
    If you take the USMLE Step 2 CK exam before you submit your residency application through ERAS (typically in mid-September), programs will receive a score report for both USMLE Step 1 and USMLE Step 2 CK. If you take the USMLE Step 2 CK exam after you submit your residency application through ERAS, programs will only receive your USMLE Step 1 score report. However, some residency programs require your USMLE Step 2 CK score in order to offer you an interview, and most programs require your USMLE Step 2 CK score before they will rank you for The MATCH.

    Therefore, students who take USMLE Step 2 after submitting their residency application must go into their ERAS account and release that score to programs manually.
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    SMLE

    The SMLE is an exam that assesses your readiness to practice and/or proceed to postgraduate training. It consists of 300 MCQs which may include up to 20 pilot questions. It is a six-hour MCQ examination with scheduled breaks. It is divided into three sections of 100 questions each with time allocation of 120 minutes for each part.

    There are two scheduled breaks between section one-two and section two-three with a pool total time of 45 minutes to be divided between these two breaks based on candidate preference. These MCQs have four options from which the candidate will choose one best answer.

    The examination shall contain recall questions that test knowledge and questions with scenarios that test other skills (interpretation, analysis, decision making, reasoning and problem solving).
    A test blueprint is a document that reflects the content of the SMLE. The blueprint is the plan used for “building” the SMLE. The blueprint was established by the SMLE steering committee which consists of representatives from Saudi Medical College Deans. The purpose of the blueprint is to ensure including questions related to what you are expected to know before entry into supervised clinical practice.
    To apply for the SMLE, you must have a recognized primary degree (MBBS or equivalent) from an accredited health science program or commenced training in the internship year or student who is one year away from graduation.
    When applying for the examination, you must apply through the e-application and include the required attachments. Once your application is processed, a scheduling permit with your eligibility period will be issued. You will receive an email with instructions for accessing your permit. After obtaining the scheduling permit, you may visit the specified website to schedule a test date. Scheduling may not be available more than three months in advance. From the beginning of February 2019, the SMLE will be offered in 11 testing windows in Saudi Arabia and internationally.
  • All eligible candidates may take SMLE up to four times a year starting from the first attempt to obtain a pass score.

  • SCFHS classification and registration rules and regulations apply to candidates who fail the SMLE for two years after graduation date. • After obtaining a pass score in the SMLE each candidate is eligible for two further attempts to improve their mark for the purpose of attaining a better opportunity for residency selection.

  • After one calendar year of the second attempt mentioned above each candidate is eligible for one further attempt annually to improve their mark for the purpose of attaining a better score for residency selection.

  • SMLE is conducted using computer based testing with three sets.

    The testing period is 6 hours. After finishing the first set of 100 items and second set of 100 items scheduled breaks are allowed with a total of 45 minutes can be taken. Upon leaving the testing area candidates are required to sign-out and when entering again sign-in and go through security check.
    SMLE contains 300 multiple-choice questions with the possibility of including up to 20 unscored items. Results are not provided instantly. During the window closing period, psychometric analysis is conducted and results are announced within 2-6 weeks of the end of a test window. Two reports will be provided to every candidate, statement of results and a feedback report on performance in comparison to other test-takers.
    The SCFHS brings together a panel of Saudi physicians to define an acceptable level of performance and establish the pass score for the SMLE through a standard setting exercise. The panel then recommends its pass score to the Central Assessment Committee (CAC) for approval. In April 2017, the SCFHS conducted a rigorous standard setting exercise with a diverse panel of physicians. Following the standard setting exercise, the panel recommended a pass score of 560 on the reporting scale of 200-800. This pass score was reviewed and approved by the CAC. This was applied since of June 2017. If you took the SMLE prior to June 2017, your final result remains valid as per the approved validity period.

    For full list of topics , please visit:
    https://www.scfhs.org.sa/examinations/TrainingExams/OverallEntranceExam/Documents/SMLE%20Applicant%20Guide.pdf

    Source:
    https://www.scfhs.org.sa/examinations/TrainingExams/OverallEntranceExam/Documents/SMLE%20Applicant%20Guide.pdf
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    PLAB

    The Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board test, known as the PLAB test, helps us to make sure doctors who qualified abroad have the right knowledge and skills to practise medicine in the UK.
    If you graduated from a medical school outside of the UK, European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you’ll probably need to take the PLAB test. The PLAB test will check that you know and can do the same as a doctor starting the second year of their Foundation Programme training in the UK.
    There are two parts to the test. Part 1 is a written multiple choice exam, with 180 single best answer questions. Part 2 is a practical objective structured clinical exam, known as an OSCE. You’ll need to pass both parts before you can apply for registration with a licence to practise medicine in the UK.
    Before you can take the PLAB test, you’ll need to set up a GMC Online account and show us that your medical qualification and knowledge of English are acceptable. Once you’ve done that, you can book your place on part 1 of the PLAB test.
    PLAB Part 1 is a written exam made up of 180 multiple choice questions which you must answer within three hours. Each starts with a short scenario followed by a question. You need to choose the right answer out of the five possible answers given. You can sit part 1 in a number of countries, as well as in the UK. Have a look at the available locations and dates when you log in to GMC Online.
    PLAB Part 2 is an objective structured clinical exam. It's made up of 18 scenarios, each lasting eight minutes and aims to reflect real life settings including a mock consultation or an acute ward. Part 2 tests run throughout the year at our clinical assessment centre.
    Once you've passed both parts, you can apply for registration with a licence to practise. Your application must be approved within two years of passing part 2 of the test. Once we approve your application and you gain registration you can work as a doctor in the UK.

    For latest FAQ , please visit the GMC website: https://www.gmc-uk.org/

    Reference: GMC UK : https://www.gmc-uk.org/registration-and-licensing/join-the-register/plab/a-guide-to-the-plab-test
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    RCSFE

    Surgical Foundations is a special program that provides a common curriculum and clinical training in the fundamental skills of surgery for residents in the majority of surgical specialties, concurrent with training in the surgical specialty.
    The RCSFE covers all competencies covered in the surgical foundations program. It is normally written in the fall of the second year of residency training (i.e. approximately 12-15 months after beginning residency.)
    Surgical Foundations is that initial period of postgraduate training required to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes underlying the basics to the practice of surgery in general and preparatory to further training in a surgical specialty or sub-specialty. For the purpose of clarity, the junior surgical resident refers to any surgical resident in postgraduate year (PGY) 1 and PGY 2. These objectives refer to exit competencies for which a junior surgical resident must be evaluated by the end of PGY 2.

    Surgical Foundations encompasses the core foundational surgical competencies that are requires for the following surgical specialties:

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology (July 2016)
  • Subjects Covered in the RCSFE QBank are:

  • Trauma and Critical Care
  • Applied Medicine
  • Anesthesia
  • Immunology and transplant
  • Pre and post operative care
  • Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • ENT surgery
  • Urology
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Oncology
  • You may contact the Royal College help centre with questions about exams and your eligibility. You may call 1 800 267-2320 or email at credentials@royalcollege.ca

    You may read more about your eligibility at the Royal college website:

    http://www.royalcollege.ca/rcsite/credentials-exams/exam-eligibility-e
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