Free AMC Study Guide


Sitting the AMC exam soon? Fill in the form below to receive your free AMC study guide now!

Need a reliable resource to prepare for the Australian Medical Council (AMC) exam? We created this study guide in accordance with official AMC guidelines to help you ace your exam!

To combine the study plan with the AMBOSS platform and it’s intelligent learning features, be sure to log in to an account with Knowledge Library and Question Bank access, or register now for a free 5-day trial.

What are the Australian Medical Council Exams?

The Australian Medical Council (AMC) exams are for international medical graduates (IMGs) eager to practice medicine in Australia.

The exam consists of two parts: a multiple choice question (MCQ) written exam, and a clinical skills component.

The AMC MCQ test is your first examination hurdle to practice medicine in Australia. It’s a 3.5 hour computer adaptive test and consists of 120 multiple-choice questions with one correct response from five options. After passing the MCQs, you can then take the AMC Clinical Exam which tests your clinical skills in a controlled environment.

Who can use the AMBOSS AMC Study Guide?

For IMGs: This study plan is for any AMC candidate looking to revise all exam topics in a structured and comprehensive manner.

For local Australian students: Although students studying at Australian universities don’t have to sit the AMC exams, the Australian Medical Council is also the body that performs the accreditation of Australian Medical Schools. Therefore students studying for their final medical school exams may find that this study guide helps provide structure to their revision.

What does the AMBOSS AMC Study Guide cover?

The study guide was made in accordance with the official AMC guidelines. It is a comprehensive lost of all topics which may appear in the exam.

Links to important Australian guidelines and clinical resources are also included.

  1. Integument / Dermatology
  2. Head and Neck / ENT
  3. Nervous Systems / Neurology
  4. Musculoskeletal / Orthopaedics / Rheumatology
  5. Circulatory System / Heart / Vessels
  6. Respiratory System / Lungs / Chest Wall
  7. Gastrointestinal System / Abdomen / Abdominal Wall
  8. Breast / Endocrine System
  9. Female Reproductive System / Obstetrics Gynaecology
  10. Haemopoietic System / Haematology / Blood Products
  11. Renal System / Urology / Male Reproductive System
  12. Mental State / Intellectual Function / Behavioural Problems
  13. Major Psychiatric Disorders / Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  14. Normal and Abnormal Growth and Development / Child Health / Paediatrics
  15. Nutrition / Metabolism
  16. Infectious Diseases
  17. Clinical Pharmacology
  18. Clinical Oncology
  19. Clinical Immunology
  20. Critical Care / Anaesthesia / Emergency Medicine
  21. General Practice / Public Health

How can AMBOSS help me pass the AMC MCQ exam?

Each topic in the study guide is linked to an AMBOSS article and question bank. AMBOSS’ intelligent features include:

  • AMBOSS offers over 4,400 questions. Customise your sessions in multiple ways to fit your studying objectives. You can for example get questions based only on specific symptoms (e.g. Chest Pain) or organs (e.g. Breast).
  • Each answer to a question is cross-linked to an article. With the Attending Physician mode, you’ll learn why previous answers were wrong, and the what crucial information is for the correct answer.
  • Access our library covering over 15,000 medical topics including Surgery, O&G, Paediatrics, Internal Medicine and Public Health.
  • Identify the most important information relevant for any topic. Enable the Highlighting Tool in any question stem or turn on High-Yield Mode in the Learning Cards for condensed information that’s easier to recall on exam day.
  • Track your progress! Accomplish your studying objectives by identifying what information you need to retain to correctly  answer previously incorrect questions.
  • Study offline. Time management is a piece of cake with our Question Bank and Knowledge apps for iOS and Android. Practice going through questions during anywhere from the clinic to your commute.
  • Use real clinical data to get the big picture on any disease or condition. Both the Question Bank and Knowledge Library feature charts, X-rays with overlays, videos and other images that illustrate key points on different topics

How can AMBOSS help me pass the AMC Clinical exam?

Right, so you’ve covered your clinical knowledge, now it’s time to show-off your clinical skills. The AMC Clinical Exam is a structured clinical assessment comprised of 16 multi-station assessments, covering medicine, surgery, obstetrics, gynaecology, paediatrics and psychiatry.

Here’s how we can help: 

  • 40+ high-yield cases in exam format.
  • Multimedia including illustrative images, instructional videos, and photos of patient simulations.
  • Detailed checklists – focused history, focused physical examination, and communication & interpersonal skills – to measure your performance for prioritising diagnostic or problem lists.
  • Step-by-step guides and flowcharts for focused physical examinations.
  • A flexible, interlinked interface that always allows you to access more information on terms or topics as needed.
  • Side-by-side comparisons of patient notes.
  • Differential diagnosis tables sorted by chief complaint.
  • Study on-the-go and offline with the AMBOSS apps for Android and iOS.

Breakdown of the AMC Scoring System

Comprehensive information regarding the AMC MCQ scoring system can be found on page 4 of our free study guide! Fill in the form above to receive your copy immediately.

AMBOSS is an innovative online medical education tool that is changing the way we study. The AMBOSS library is comprehensive and presents medical information that is easy to consume. Since I’ve started using AMBOSS, my grades have improved with less time and effort spent on studying.

Liz V.

MD 2, Macquarie University

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