Examinations

International medical graduate specialists (IMGS) who have been interviewed by an IMGS interview panel in Australia or New Zealand and have submitted a satisfactory clinical practice assessment form of at least three months duration, may apply to present for either the IMGS or the final examination.

 

The IMGS exam is the equivalent of the ANZCA final exam minus the multiple-choice question paper. These exams are held concurrently, twice a year. Transfers between exam categories are permitted after the closing date for exam applications.  Please ensure you complete the appropriate application form and that it is received at the College with all required accompanying information by the closing date. Venue details can be found here.

 

The final examination consists of four parts and is out of a total of 100 marks:

  • Multiple-choice questions (MCQ), which accounts for 20 marks and 20 per cent of the total score.
  • Short-answer questions (SAQ), which accounts for 20 marks and 20 per cent of the total score.
  • Medical vivas, which accounts for 12 marks and 12 per cent of the total score.
  • Anaesthesia vivas, which accounts for 48 marks and 48 per cent of the total score.

In order to pass the final examination, a candidate must pass the anaesthesia vivas and one other section and have an overall score of at least 50 per cent.


The IMGS examination consists of three parts and is out of a total of 80 marks:

  • Short-answer questions (SAQ), which accounts for 20 marks and 25 per cent of the total score.
  • Medical vivas, which accounts for 12 marks and 15 per cent of the total score.
  • Anaesthesia vivas, which accounts for 48 marks and 60 per cent of the total score.

In order to pass the IMGS examination a candidate must pass the anaesthesia vivas and have an overall score of at least 50 per cent.

 

In some circumstances, an international medical graduate specialist may be exempt the written sections of the IMGS examination. In this instance the exam will consist of two parts and is out of a total of 60 marks:

  • Medical vivas, which accounts for 12 marks and 20 per cent of the total score.
  • Anaesthesia vivas, which accounts for 48 marks and 80 per cent of the total score.

In order to pass this examination, a candidate must pass the anaesthesia vivas and have an overall score of at least 50 per cent.

 

If you are eligible to sit the examination and are exempt the written sections you should apply to sit the exam using the IMGS Examination Application Form.

 

Download the relevant form below:

IMGS Examination Application Form

Final Examination Application Form

 

For further information please email finalexam@anzca.edu.au or imgs@anzca.edu.au.

 

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