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The Part 1 (Entry) EXAMINATION

The Part 1 (Entry) Examination has been designed as a test of basic medical sciences.

To be eligible to sit the Exam, candidates must:

  • be an Australian or New Zealand Resident/Citizen
  • have successfully completed an MBBS or equivalent
  • have medical registration to practice in Australia or New Zealand

Successful completion of this Exam is required to be eligible to apply for selection onto the College Training Program. Please note that additional criteria applies and can be viewed here

The Exam is held twice a year on the 1st Saturday of March & August and delivered in an electronic format around Australia and New Zealand. 

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March Sitting 1st September 30th November
August Sitting 1st February 30th April


The examination consists of two parts comprising 100 multiple choice questions each;

  • Part A - Anatomy (2.5 hours)
  • Part B - General Pathology (including immunology) and Physiology, with an emphasis on the Physiology of Exercise (2.5 hours)

For more information about the exam, including exemptions*, please see Information for Applicants

* Exemptions apply to Applicants holding a FRACS, FRACP or FACEM Part 1 qualification that is less than 10 years old.