The Australian Medical Council (AMC) is an independent national standards and assessment body for medical education and training. It was established in 1985.[1]


The purpose of the AMC is:

"To ensure that standards of education, training and assessment of the medical profession promote and protect the health of the Australian community."


The AMC's major functions include:


AMC certification is required for international medical graduates (IMGs) who wish to be licensed in Australia. To achieve AMC certification, an IMG must pass the AMC MCQ Exam and the AMC Clinical exam, as well as having the medical diploma verified.

See also


  1. ^ Smallwood, Richard A; Frank, Ian; Walters, Theanne (15 November 2010). "The Australian Medical Council: beyond the first 25 years". Medical Journal of Australia. 193 (10). Australian Medical Journal: 566–567. doi:10.5694/j.1326-5377.2010.tb04061.x. PMID 21077809. S2CID 45407521. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Assessments & examinations: Standard pathway". Australian Medical Council. 27 February 2012. Archived from the original on 27 June 2014. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  3. ^ "AMC CAT MCQ Examination". Australian Medical Council. 28 February 2014. Archived from the original on 29 October 2014. Retrieved 24 August 2014.
  4. ^ MCQ Examination Specifications Booklet (PDF). Australian Medical Council. March 2011. ISBN 978-1-938182-07-5. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Clinical examination specifications". Australian Medical Council. Archived from the original on 15 April 2016. Retrieved 1 April 2016.

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