Divisional Clinical Examination

What is the Clinical Examination?

Basic Physician Trainees in Adult Internal Medicine or Paediatrics & Child Health sit the Clinical Examination at the end of their training. Completion of the Written Examination is prerequisite to sitting the Clinical Examination.

The Clinical Examination consists of two Long Cases and four Short Cases. Each candidate completes all six cases within a single examination day. The Examination is marked out of 210. In order to pass candidates must achieve a minimum aggregate mark of 120 as well as a pass in at least one Long Case AND at least one Short Case.

The clinical skills tested in the Examination include history taking, physical examination, interpretation of findings, construction of a diagnosis or differential diagnosis, method of investigation and general management of patients.

For further details on the Clinical Examination please refer to:

Examination dates

Instructions to Candidates:
Clinical Examination Instructions to Candidates (Australia) (PDF 599KB)
Clinical Examination Instructions to Candidates (New Zealand) (PDF 3​6​3KB)
The 2018 Instructions to Candidates will be released in February 2018.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Frequently Asked Questions - Divisional Clinical Examinations (Australia) (PDF 554KB)

Key Information on examination processes
Key Information on Paediatrics Divisional Clinical Examination (PDF 249KB)
Key Information on Adult Medicine Divisional Clinical Examination (PDF 248KB)
​Key Information on OTP Divisional Clinical Examination (PDF 226KB)

What ​is the pas​s r​at​e for the ​examination?

Overall pass statistics for the ​Clinical Examination from previous years are available under past examination results.

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