Dr LP Cheah has had the chance to teach in several AMC Bridging Courses. In addition, he often meets and works with international medical graduates(IMG) in the course of his hospital work. He understands some of the difficulties and challenges faced by the IMGs. He has also been referee and mentor to many overseas-trained doctors.
The doctors he has taught have passed on to him the material below to share with others through the web. (Dr LP Cheah is often impressed by how much collaborative work is performed by all the AMC candidates! In particular, how those who have passed unselfishly give their time to provide notes to their friends who are about to sit the exams. Usually within a week or two of any AMC exams - he finds the IMGs that he teaches/work with in Melbourne and Echuca already have copies of someone else's recalls(or more accurately.. exam experience blogs))
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1. Sydney 2005 (74kb)
2. OSCE 2004 & 2006 (27kb)
3. OSCE Answers Melb2005 Group (600kb)
4. Tute Shally (31kb)
5. Tute M1 (68kb)
6. Tute M4 (199kb)
7. Tute M20June (38kb)
8. Tute Mlasttute (39kb)
9. Obsterics and Gynaecology (122kb)
10. O&G with Laura (54kb)
11. Obstetrics2 (65kb)
12. Paediatrics (104kb)
13. OSCEPerth28Oct06 (30kb)
14. OSCE Melb11Nov06 (58kb)
Most of the materials / answers here have not been edited by Dr LP Cheah and are exactly what they are –"Exam experience blogs" - recalls of the candidates' experience sitting the OSCEs and practice sample answers under time pressure(ie not a perfect answer) from the doctors sitting the AMC exams and their tutors (including Dr LP Cheah).
Also, more importantly - READ THE QUESTIONS IN THE CLINICALS THAT YOU ARE SITTING CAREFULLY - THE QUESTIONS MAY NOT BE EXACTLY THE SAME.
One CEO of AMC has mentioned that on the detailed analysis of the performances at each AMC Clinicals, sometimes one can find that good candidates who normally score well has failed a certain station and one possible reason for that is that they have MEMORISED incorrect recall answers.
The most important things to do to get through the clinicals would be to participate in a Bridging Course and to have a study group.
If you have any comments on how the answers could be better, please email us.
FOOTNOTE 2015 - With the current situation in the public hospitals, where there are increasing number of local medical graduates looking for a fixed number of positions, it will be increasingly hard for fresh AMC graduates to find resident jobs in the cities or regional centres. There will be much more competition for training posts for GP and specialist programs in the coming years.