AFPHM Oral Examination

The AFPHM Oral Examination tests your ability to respond to real-life public health scenarios, as expected of a public health medicine specialist.

The March 2021 AFPHM Oral Examination will be conducted by video conference.

This exam is only available for trainees who were eligible, but unable to sit, the postponed October 2020 exam.

Applications open in May for the October 2021 exam.


Key dates

Applications open Monday 16 November 2020
Applications close 5pm AEDT, Friday 27 November 2020
Pre-exam special consideration requests close
(for provisions on exam day)
Friday 27 November 2020
Exam *
Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 March 2021
Exam day special consideration requests close
(for technical and procedural issues)
Wednesday 16 March 2021
Results released From 3pm AEDT, Thursday 25 March 2021
* A supplementary examination will not be offered in March 2021. For more information see Marking.


We’ll arrange your exam to be held in one of these locations:

  • your RACP state office
  • your place of work
  • another approved location convenient to you

All exam locations will be selected ensuring full compliance to social distancing guidelines.

More details will be provided closer to the date applications open.


Australia: AUD$2972.00

See College Fees Terms and Conditions to learn more about paying your exam fees.

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