Assessments - College-administered

The RANZCP administers the following exams and assessments.

These summative assessments are intended to evaluate a trainee's knowledge and skills after the delivery of training.

Critical Essay Question Exam

A paper-based written exam.

Recommended for Stage 3. Should be passed by 60 months FTE training.

Modified Essay Questions Exam

A paper-based written exam.

Recommended for Stage 3. Should be passed by 60 months FTE training.

Multiple Choice Question Exam

A computer-based multiple choice question exam.

Recommended for Stage 2 and should be passed by 36 months FTE training.


 

Clinical Competency Assessment

Portfolio review and case-based discussion (if required).

Must have completed at least one Stage 3 Rotation (6 months FTE training).

Should be passed by 60 months FTE.

Psychotherapy Written Case

One long psychotherapy intervention, with a written case report. Should be passed by 60 months FTE training. 

Scholarly Project

Original research in an area relevant to psychiatry. Plan the project early in training. Should be passed by 60 months FTE training.

Alternative Assessment Pathway 

This assessment is underway and no further candidates will be accepted. Instead, trainees and SIMG may apply for the Clinical Competency Assessment.

Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE)

No OSCE will run during 2022 or 2023, instead trainees and SIMG may apply for the Clinical Competency Assessment


Independent review of RANZCP examinations

21 December 2020

The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) independent review of RANZCP examinations and associated processes.


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