Is scrapping high-stakes clinical exams for registrars undermining standards? The AMC responds

Philip Pigou
Philip Pigou, CEO, Australian Medical Council.

In response to Dr Andrew Amos’ opinion piece, ‘Scrapping high pressure clinical exams for trainees makes it dangerously easy to become a specialist’, the Australian Medical Council (AMC) would like to outline the advice it has provided to specialist medical colleges concerning assessment.

The remit of the AMC is to develop and apply accreditation standards for medical education programs and providers in Australia and, where applicable, New Zealand.