The miniCEX is a workplace based assessment used to evaluate your direct contact with patients. The miniCEX aims to guide your learning and improve clinical performance through structured feedback from an assessor. It can help identify ways to improve practice in areas such as communication, history taking, physical examination and professional practice.
MiniCEX is a formative assessment undertaken progressively during core generalist training and during clinically based Advanced Specialised Training programs.
The Multi-Source Feedback (MSF) is a well recognised, valid, and reliable method of assessing interpersonal and professional behaviour, development, and clinical skills. MSF provides you with feedback from patients and colleagues.
MSF is undertaken early in core generalist training, in a post providing continuity of care.
The Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) is a standardised assessment used to test your core generalist applied knowledge, recall and reasoning across all areas of rural and remote practice. MCQ is a summative assessment undertaken suitable to be taken in the
second half of core generalist training.
Case Based Discussion (CBD) is an assessment of clinical reasoning and knowledge application using case notes from your own clinical context. CBD is a summative assessment undertaken later in core generalist training.
The Structured Assessment Using Multiple Patient Scenarios (StAMPS) is a standardised viva assessment especially designed to assess rural and remote practice. The assessment is set in an invented rural community often referred to as ‘StAMPSville’. All responses must be answered with consideration of the resources available.
StAMPS is a summative assessment in core generalist training and many of the advanced specialised training programs. Assessing performance across all rural and remote practice it is designed to be the last assessment completed.
Certification of competency in the logbook procedures is a prerequisite for those applying for Fellowship.
The logbook procedures are categorised according to:
skills considered essential and require 100% completion, and
skills considered important and require minimum 75% completion
If you are taking Advanced Specialised Training in Emergency Medicine and Surgery, you will also be required to log procedures. Download the Emergency Medicine Logbook or Surgery logbook.
Projects involve undertaking a substantial piece of original work. Projects form the summative assessment component for some Advanced Specialised Training. Projects chosen relate to the AST program chosen and may include research and development of a practical resource, research and development of a local disease prevention or health promotion project or a research project that contributes to current knowledge.
Assessment dates, enrolments, preparation activities and fees