Adult Medicine DCE

Overview

2024 DCE

The delivery format of the 2024 Divisional Clinical Examination (DCE) across Aotearoa New Zealand, and all Australian states and territories, has been confirmed as:

2 Long Cases and 4 Short Cases held face-to-face on the same day.

Key dates

Key dates

Australia

Aotearoa New Zealand

Application opening date

10am AEDT, Friday, 15 March 2024

10am NZDT, Friday, 15 March 2024

Application closing date

5pm AEDT, Monday, 25 March 2024

5pm NZDT, Monday, 25 March 2024

Exam date

Friday, 7 June to Sunday, 23 June 2024

Saturday, 29 June to Sunday, 30 June 2024

Friday, 7 June to Sunday, 9 June 2024
Saturday, 15 June to Sunday, 16 June 2024

Results release

Week commencing Monday, 8 July 2024

Week commencing on Monday, 24 June 2024

Special Consideration key dates

Pre-examination applications close

5pm AEDT, Monday, 25 March 2024. Refer to Appendix A of the Special Consideration for Assessment Policy

5pm NZDT, Monday, 25 March 2024. Refer to Appendix A of the Special Consideration for Assessment Policy

Exam day/post-examination applications close

5pm AEST, 5 business days from your exam date. Applications for technical and procedural issues

5pm NZST, 5 business days from your exam date. Applications for technical and procedural issues


Contingency Plans | 2024 AM DCE

Contingency plans are in place in case significant events or disruptions prevent the 2024 DCE from going ahead. The safety of all participants is at the core of these plans.

Plan A | The exam will proceed as scheduled on the planned exam dates using the planned delivery model.

Plan B | The exam will be rescheduled as soon as possible. Impacted candidates may be reallocated to other local available exam sites.


Fees

To be eligible to sit the exam, you must be up-to date with all your College training fees. See College Fees Terms and Conditions.

Australia | AUD $3221.00 (2024 fee schedule)
Aotearoa New Zealand | NZD  $3704.15 (2024 fee schedule)

Refunds

If you withdraw in the lead up to the exam, you may be eligible for a partial refund. If we cannot deliver the exam, all affected candidates will receive a full refund.

Find out more about training and examination fees.

Exam Location

Each candidate is allocated an examination location different to where they usually work. You will not  be assessed in a hospital where you have undergone training.

For Australian candidates | Examinations are held across states and territories. You should be prepared to travel to a different location from where you work, which may be in another state or territory, to sit your exam.

For Aotearoa New Zealand candidates | Examinations are held across Aotearoa New Zealand. You should be prepared to travel to a different location from where you work to sit your exam. 

Please email DCE@racp.edu.au (AU candidates) or examinations@racp.org.nz (Aotearoa New Zealand candidates) as soon as possible if you have worked or taken exam preparation at the venue you have been allocated to or if there's a probability that you may know patients at the exam location.



RACP Support Program

Preparing for exams can be stressful. Reach out to the RACP Support Program for free, 24/7, completely confidential support. Make an appointment or speak with a consultant by calling 1300 687 327 (Australia) or 0800 666 367 (Aotearoa New Zealand).

The RACP’s Training Support Unit prioritises wellbeing and support for trainees and supervisors in progression through training. Please email TrainingSupport@racp.edu.au regarding support you may require through the College as you prepare for your next exam attempt.

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