Australian Medical Exam Review Center

Aiming for Excellence, Pioneer center in the Philippines that offers a bridging course for the Australian Medical Council’s Step 1 examination.

Australian Medical Council MCQ Batch 38

Ongoing

Enrollment

April 22 - June 14

Date

What Will You Learn?

High-yield concepts following the subjects stipulated in the AMC-MCQ blueprint, namely: Adult Health (Adult Medicine and Surgery) | Women’s Health (Obstetrics and Gynecology) | Child’s Health (Pediatrics) | Mental Health (Psychiatry) | Population, Community, and Aboriginal Health | Legal Medicine and Ethics

Material Includes

Questions?

Our course coordinator (Dr. Ysa) is ready to answer all your questions.

What Students Say

Our goal is to be the first in the country to set-up a well-equipped review center for local and international medical professionals

Janneth Villarama The mentors were very hands-on

I am very grateful to AMEX review center. The mentors were very hands-on, knowledgeable and gave useful tips and strategies on how to approach the MCQs. They’re all very supportive and encouraging, too. All in all, I would highly recommend AMEX.

Kim Mendoza They were able to shed light

AMEX started their online course to address the needs of students during the pandemic. They were able to shed light to me and my batch mates who didn’t want to postpone our dream of wanting to work as a doctor in Australia. You will not go wrong with AMEX as they provide hardcore discussions on theories as well as completely detailed recall questions to supplement your review sessions. Thank you, AMEX, for giving us the opportunity to reach our dreams not even a pandemic can stop!

Danielle Martinez I would Highly recommend AMEX!

AMEX was just the preparation I needed for the AMC MCQs. Our mentors were very helpful and approachable. They gave us not only tips for the exams but also tips on how to tackle the entire AMC process. The review center also provided us handouts that contained the australian guidelines we needed to study that really helped during the examination process. Overall, I would highly recommend AMEX!

Nephritery Joy Espiritu AMEX is the Best

AMEX provided a good structure in how I should prepare for my AMC MCQ exam. They provided reading materials and assisted us in understanding the whole australian medical exam process. If you’re like me before who had no idea how to start with the exam process, I recommend you enroll at amex At the end of the review, not only that I knew already what to do and which materials to read, I also gained good friends which will hopefully be my companions when I settle in Australia.

Kristen Therese Whaley Highly Recommend

I highly recommend AMEX Review Center to those planning to take the AMC MCQ Exams. Prior to the course, I had no idea how to apply for the exams, what pathway I should go to and did not know what to study or how to prepare for it. They have prepared us with all the things needed in order to pass the MCQs, from handouts, ebooks, discussions, quizzes, recalls and firsthand experiences. All the mentors are approachable and very eager to help us in all our queries, even after the course itself. I’m always grateful to be part of this growing family.”

Demmie Marie R. Fermin High Yield Topics

AMEX provided discussions of high yield topics that guided me a lot in my review process. They were very helpful with all my queries regarding the overwhelming AMC pathways. AMEX is also a perfect avenue to create network and support groups.

Janine Verdejo Useful tips and strategies

Very grateful to AMEX for teaching us not only the essential lectures needed but also the very useful tips and strategies in answering the MCQs. The teachers and coordinators are very supportive too. You’ll never feel alone in this journey to the land down under.

Bimi Calderon Highly recommend

I highly recommend the AMEX review course for the AMC MCQ! This was actually the second time i took the MCQ, i didn’t review the first time, but I should have! Thank you so much AMEX and all the staff for helping me through this! Will definitely refer my friends to you guys! Thanks again!

Tiffany Maranan Highly effective

AMEX Review Center has its own way of cultivating their products into excellency- I must say it is highly effective to me. Thru the provided lectures and well-guided rationalization of recalls, I virtually embraced the Australian culture somehow. In addition to that, I encountered my supporting network which was so valuable from preparation to acing the examination. I cannot thank you enough for these, AMEX. Godbless.

Julia Villalva Helpful since Day 1

Amex review center has been helpful since Day 1, even before you enroll to the class. The lecturers/administrators are approachable and friendly. They will clarify the steps for the different pathway, give you lectures and handouts that would guide you in passing the MCQ exam. Also, it’s a great avenue to meet different people with the same goal. And if you’re lucky enough, you’ll find some really good friends in class (I did) hehe

Ermin Cabanela Highly Recommend!

A must-do if one wishes to take the AMC exams – allows one to brush up on the principles of medicine, while giving it a uniquely Australian perspective. And the constant question-and-answer sections keeps the students on guard. The lecturers also give a view on the non-medical aspects of Australian life. Highly recommended!

Timi Dureza For sure without AMEX, I wouldn’t have made it.

We’re used to taking exams – as a med student, being a resident, we’re always always always taking important exams. But this one was really the hardest of them all! For sure without AMEX, I wouldn’t have made it.

Annual Batches

Discover our annual batches, available quarterly at AMEX Review Center. Select the ideal batch to join our community focused on success.

Batch 37

Jan 22 - March 15
Batch 38

Batch 38

April 22 - June 14

Batch 39

July 22 - Sept 13

Batch 40

Oct 22 - Dec 13

Amex Review Center

AMEX Established in 2013, we are the pioneer center in the Philippines that offers a bridging course for the Australian Medical Council’s Step 1 examination.

Before AMEX started, Filipino doctors were faced with the reality that review courses and exams for all physician registrations were only available in Australia. With this, doctors were faced with the circumstance of large expenses for airfare and accommodation, on top of review tuition fees and examination charges. In the advent of the availability of the Australian Medical Council Multiple Choice Questions (AMC-MCQ) Step 1 examination here in our country, AMEX began grounded on the purpose of service to fellow physicians. Driven by the desire and passion to give culture-appropriate education on the Australian medical practice.

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Help medical professionals and students prepare for the Australian Medical Council – Multiple Choice Questions

At AMEX, we are dedicated to supporting medical professionals and students in their preparation for the Australian Medical Council (AMC) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). Our comprehensive resources and specialized training programs are designed to enhance your knowledge and improve your performance in this crucial examination.

Whether you are a medical student aspiring to achieve your AMC certification or a practicing professional seeking to enhance your skills, our experienced educators and subject matter experts, including dedicated lecturers, are here to guide you through every step of the preparation process.

With the transition from traditional classroom settings to online learning, we understand the importance of providing flexible and accessible study options. Our online classes and resources ensure that you can study at your own pace, from anywhere in the world. We offer a user-friendly online platform that allows you to access study materials, practice MCQs, and engage in interactive discussions with fellow participants and instructors.

At AMEX, we are committed to helping you succeed in the AMC MCQs. Join us on this journey towards excellence in medical knowledge and practice.

Mission

Mission

As a review center whose identity is rooted in the purpose of service and medical academic excellence, we are committed to:

  • Help medical professionals and students prepare for the Australian Medical Council – Multiple Choice Questions (AMC-MCQ) examination by providing a comprehensive and systematic review program.
  • Effectively familiarize the international medical professionals with the current Australian Medical Standard Practice; its similarities and differences as compared to other foreign countries like the Philippines, by formulating different case scenarios commonly encountered in Australia.
  • To train and prepare to its smallest details, the medical professionals/students with the examination techniques that by and large, would lead him/her in choosing the right answer to a specific complicated question.
  • To give valuable advice on topics of various subjects that need focus on
Vision

Vision

Our goal is to be the first in the country to set-up a well-equipped review center for local and international medical professionals that could expertly bring to its highest state, their level of global competence, mental preparedness, and good holistic values that are vital to lay a solid foundation in reaping a consistent high mark rating in the Australian Medical Council Multiple Choice Questions (AMC-MCQ). The consistent value is to be an institution that spells out Integrity and Excellence in our field of endeavor.

Students and Graduates

Our students are local and/or international graduates of the Doctor of Medicine, who wish to practice the profession in Australia. These doctors are hungry for advanced studies that would equip them with the skills and concepts necessary to have a high ranking in the AMC-MCQ. We strive to produce graduates who have excellence in analytic and critical thinking, as well as are up-to-date with the ever-continuing process of medical information and patient care.

Faculty Competence; Materials and Methods of Teaching

Our lecturers are licensed physicians who have passed the AMC-MCQ exam. They impart knowledge based on mastery of concepts and are advice-ready in relation to their own personal experience in the examinations. The course is mostly made up of lectures, trial exams with feedbacks, and discussion of patient case scenarios. Students are also given handouts that are constructed based on recommended AMC resources, as well as current local and international guidelines. Classes are highly customized, biased on the needs and relevance with the changing difficulty of topics. The environment is also facilitative in such that both the student and lecturer are learners, forming a partnership that is interactive and efficient.

Course Curriculum

The review course is offered four times in a year, or, one schedule for every quarter of the year.

An entire review schedule consists of an intensive 8-week program. Resources are given every Mondays to Saturdays. The content of the review is closely patterned to the content blueprint of the AMC-MCQ.

Adult Health (Adult Medicine and Surgery)

Women’s Health (Obstetrics and Gynecology)

Child’s Health (Pediatrics)

Mental Health (Psychiatry)

Population, Community, and Aboriginal Health

Legal Medicine and Ethics

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have any doubts about Amex? Here are some frequently asked questions 
that should answer most of yours.

Amex Review Center was originally established as a traditional review center, renowned for its comprehensive and personalized instruction. However, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Amex made a proactive decision to transition its operations to an online platform.

This shift to an online review center was driven by the need to prioritize the health and safety of students and staff, while still providing a top-quality educational experience. By leveraging advanced digital technologies and interactive online tools, Amex now offers students the opportunity to access their review programs remotely.

Through the online platform, students can engage with experienced instructors, access study materials, participate in virtual discussions, and receive personalized feedback, all from the comfort and convenience of their own homes. This transition has allowed Amex to maintain its commitment to excellence while adapting to the changing circumstances.

Amex Review Center’s transition to an online review center has not only ensured uninterrupted learning but has also expanded access to their programs. Students from different locations can now benefit from the expertise of Amex instructors and resources, regardless of geographical constraints.

By embracing online learning, Amex Review Center has transformed its traditional review center into an innovative, digital platform that continues to provide high-quality instruction and support to students during these challenging times.

Upon enrollment, you’ll gain access to a wealth of resources through the AMEX Web-based platform, designed to bolster your preparation:

  • Educational Videos & Handouts: Engage with our comprehensive video lessons accompanied by useful supplemental handouts.
  • Interactive Tests: Test your knowledge and receive instant feedback and rationale to understand your areas of improvement.
  • Mock Exams: Simulate the actual AMC-MCQ exam experience with our meticulously crafted mock tests.
  • Downloadable eBooks: Expand your learning with downloadable eBooks, carefully selected based on the AMC’s recommended resources.

Your access to these resources extends throughout the duration of your enrollment, ensuring you have ample time to prepare at your own pace.

Our program is meticulously designed to accommodate the busy schedules of working professionals, particularly doctors:

  • Online Delivery: Access your study materials anywhere, anytime, through our online platform.
  • Asynchronous Learning: Enjoy the flexibility of learning at your own pace, with most of our content accessible on-demand.
  • Doctor-Friendly: We understand the demands of a medical career and ensure our program fits into your hectic life.

The AMEX review course now unfolds over an extensive two-month period, offering a thorough and immersive preparation experience for the AMC-MCQ examination. This enhancement to our program’s duration ensures that participants have sufficient time to deeply engage with each critical medical domain.

Course Offering:

The review course is offered four times a year, each session spanning two months. This allows for a comprehensive exploration of the necessary topics, structured to facilitate a balanced yet intensive learning experience.

Course Structure:

Our curriculum is designed to mirror the AMC-MCQ content blueprint closely, with sessions held on weekdays for eight to nine hours each day. This schedule is aimed at maximizing learning outcomes while allowing weekends for personal study and rest. The focus on weekday learning supports our commitment to providing an efficient and effective review experience, especially for working professionals.

Participants will delve into essential areas of medical practice, including:

  • Adult Health (Adult Medicine and Surgery)
  • Women’s Health (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
  • Child’s Health (Pediatrics)
  • Mental Health (Psychiatry)
  • Population, Community, and Aboriginal Health
  • Legal Medicine and Ethics

Yes, you are! Our program welcomes all aspiring participants, regardless of whether you have an EPIC or AMC account.

Although scheduling for both Step1-MCQ and Step2-Clinical does not require a physician license in the Philippines, it is important to note that those who have clinical practice may be viewed as having more edge than those without it.

The Medical Board of Australia indicates in their website that a recent practice “does not apply to graduates applying for registration for the first time.” On the other hand, the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) requires doctors to meet Recency of Practice to be eligible for registration in Australia. This conflicting statements make IMGs confused on a standard that they have to follow.

Here at AMEX Review Center, our opinion is that we advise our students to have a bit of time to get clinic or hospital duties while on their track towards their registration. We stress on the word “bit” since to satisfy the Recency of Practice standard, doctors must work for a minimum of:

4 weeks full-time clinical practice in 12 months, with a total of 152 hours; or

12 weeks full-time clinical practice in 3 years, with a total of 456 hours.

The Medical Board of Australia and AHPRA regard “full-time practice” as working 38 hours per week. It is best to pay attention, that one’s recent practice must be within the intended scope. If the plan is to land GP work, then one must have recent clinical experience encompassing GP work. If the plan is to land a hospital job, one must have recent hospital duties.

In a situation wherein a physician is unable to fulfill the aforementioned standards, AHPRA may give conditions that can be equivalent to clinical practice. These requirements can encompass provisions that can relate to as simple as completion of 1 years’ Continued Professional Development Activities (relevant to the area of practice), or certification of employment in Non-Clinical Recency of Practice such as working as a Medical Administrator, working in Medical Research or in Medical Policy, or at the end of the spectrum, to return to the Philippines and practice for the minimum number of weeks stipulated.

Please bear in mind that the path towards registration is a case-to-case basis. For detailed discussions on this topic and issues relating to the recency of practice, refer to our references:

https://www.ahpra.gov.au/…/registr…/recency-of-practice.aspx
https://www.medicalboard.gov.au/…/FAQ-Recency-of-practice.a…

  1. The AMC ensures that the standards for education, training, and assessment for the medical profession are met. The goal to schedule your AMC-MCQ Step1 exam, is to establish an AMC portfolio. The following are the simplified stepwise actions:
  2. Check if you graduated from a school that is eligible or acknowledged by the AMC.
    1. http://www.amc.org.au/assessment/list-of-medical-schools
    2. https://www.faimer.org/resources/world-directory.html
    3. https://search.wdoms.org/
  3. Establish an EPIC account What is EPIC?
          1. The Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials (EPIC) is an online service for the verification of medical credentials by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). It is utilized by the AMC to ascertain the authenticity of your documents which may include diplomas, records, and/or licenses. The ECFMG-EPIC site lists all steps simply and provides a step-by-step guide to creating an account.

        https://www.ecfmgepic.org/instructions-amc.html

  4. Establish your AMC portfolio. Once you have an EPIC ID (or EPIC number) you can sign-up for an AMC account. https://account.amc.org.au/sign_in
  5. Upload qualifications to EPIC account and request that a report be sent to your AMC portfolio. EPIC will then send your verified credentials status to AMC.
  6. Schedule your AMC-MCQ exam.

Enrolling in our program is straightforward:

  1. Reach Out: Contact us through Facebook or email with your intent to enroll.
  2. Reserve Your Spot: To confirm your place, kindly send the reservation fee using one of the accepted payment methods detailed on our payment page.
  3. Verify Payment: After making the payment, please email proof of your transaction to [email protected]. This will finalize your enrollment.

The Standard Pathway is always mentioned primarily because this is the path in which most International Medical Graduates fit into. Besides this, there are 2 other pathways that Australia has set, namely the Competent Authority Pathway and the Specialist Pathway. These are the two options if one does not want to go through the AMC exams. However, please note that each pathway is subject to its own requirement/s for eligibility.

Competent Authority Pathway

To be eligible for this pathway, one has to have completed the equivalent AMC exams in the following identified countries:

  1. General Medical Council (United Kingdom – for the PLAB examination or for graduates of GMC-accredited medical courses in the United Kingdom), with 12 months training in UK
  2. Medical Council of Canada (LMCC)
  3. Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates of the United States (USMLE), with 2 years of training
  4. Medical Council of New Zealand (NZREX), with internship (equivalent)
  5. Medical Council of Ireland (graduates of medical courses in Ireland accredited by the Medical Council of Ireland), with internship

IMGs who meet the criteria in one of the competent authority categories may be eligible for provisional registration via the Competent Authority pathway. IMGs must have secured an offer of employment before applying to the Board for registration.

Specialist Pathway

To be eligible for the Specialist Pathway, one has to have completed fellowship (or equivalent) in one of the above-mentioned countries and have had their experience assessed by any “relevant specialist medical college” (governing specialist college/society in Australia). The college assesses comparability against the criteria for an Australian-trained specialist in the same field of specialty practice. This pathway has many different categories and IMGs may be eligible for either Specialist Registration, Provisional Registratoin, or Limited Registration. Assessments can be deemed as “partially or substantially equivalent, or not equivalent.” Furthermore, following assessment, the IMG may be required to undertake a period of peer review (oversight), which may involve the completion of workplace based assessment(s), or a period of supervised practice and further training, which may involve college assessment, including examinations.

For further information about these pathways, visit the Registration requirements of the Medical Board of Australia www.medicalboard.gov.au/…/International-Medical-Graduates.a…

It is best to understand that while AMEX Review Center help you to prepare for your AMC-MCQ, it is not responsible in making your personal EPIC account and/or AMC portfolio. Nor is it responsible in scheduling your AMC-MCQ. AMEX sees that each step is dependent on your self-assessment of preparedness and readiness. However, AMEX does orient you with all the steps for you to be well-informed and guided.

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