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AMC Clinical Bridging Courses

HEAL offers a number of clinical bridging course options to suit students looking to pass their AMC clinical exam. View our courses below.

AMC Clinical Bridging Course (FEE-HELP)

HEAL partners with Victoria University to offer students the opportunity to access the FEE-HELP loan scheme. We are the only organisation who offers a FEE-HELP course to international medical graduates; no upfront fee is required for this course.

Our Clinical Bridging Course (FEE-HELP) is a full-time program taught by practitioners in their respective fields. During classroom-based sessions, you will be taken through a range of clinical subjects and learn how to apply them to practice in Australia.

AMC Clinical Bridging Course (FEE-HELP)

Duration:

12 weeks (24 contact hours per week)

Locations:

Melbourne & Sydney

Cost:

$9,600 (no upfront fee)

apply for the FEE-HELP course

Topics Covered

  • Medicine & Surgery
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Paediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Workplace preparation such as diagnosis, consulting and communication skills

Course Inclusions

  • Trial Exam - To prepare you for your AMC clinical exam, our Clinical Bridging Course (FEE-HELP) includes a clinical trial exam prior to the end of the course. Just like the real thing, this features 16 objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) stations, each with two minutes reading time and eight minute station time. We’ll give you detailed feedback on your performance, both individually and in groups – so you know which areas to focus on. For further information about the Clinical Trial Exam click here.
  • Hospital visits - Also included in the course are weekly visits to the public hospital setting (Melbourne), where you will be taught by practicing clinicians about the importance of consultation skills. This will include visits to the wards to observe doctor and patient interaction. In Sydney, students have the opportunity to visit the emergency department of a large public hospital.
  • Interaction with trained Simulated Patients - Students can practice their consultation skills with trained Simulated Patients.
  • Communication and language skills - an expert in communications and language will teach you the appropriate approach to patients for the Australian healthcare setting (and for the exam).
  • Interactive workshops – students will take part in role-plays focussed on common AMC scenarios.
  • Access to the Therapeutic guidelines – students will have access to the full Therapeutic Guidelines database for the duration of the course.
  • Access to HEAL online – HEAL’s Learning Management System (HEAL Online) provides a significant amount of information on relevant and current AMC topics for you to review throughout the duration of the course.

Required Course Materials

This course includes the AMC Handbook of Clinical Assessment at no extra cost.

Course entry requirements

  • Citizenship or permanent residency in Australia only (no temporary visa holders)
  • Proficiency in the English language is recommended
  • A police check is required to be submitted on the first day of the course

Accommodation

A list of accommodation providers can be sent upon request.

AMC Clinical Bridging Course (Intensive)

Our Clinical Bridging Intensive course is taught by practitioners in their respective fields, who will guide you through a range of clinical subjects to learn how they are practiced in Australia. By the time you have finished the course, you will have all the knowledge you need to sit the AMC clinical exam with confidence.

This course is a full-time program (5 days per week between Monday to Friday) for international medical graduates who are looking to practice in Australia.

AMC Clinical Bridging Course (Intensive)

Duration:

9 weeks (30 contact hours per week)

Locations:

Melbourne & Sydney

Cost:

$5,775

apply for the clinical intensive course

Topics Covered

  • Medicine & Surgery
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Paediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Workplace preparation such as diagnosis, consulting and communication skills

Course Inclusions

  • Trial Exam - To prepare you for your AMC clinical exam, our Clinical Bridging Course (FEE-HELP) includes a clinical trial exam prior to the end of the course. Just like the real thing, this features 16 objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) stations, each with 2 minutes reading time and eight minute station time. We’ll give you detailed feedback on your performance, both individually and in groups – so you know which areas to focus on. For further information about the Clinical Trial Exam click here.
  • Hospital visits - Also included in the course are weekly visits to the public hospital setting (Melbourne), where you will be taught by practicing clinicians about the importance of consultation skills. This will include visits to the wards to observe doctor and patient interaction. In Sydney, students have the opportunity to visit the emergency department of a large public hospital.
  • Interaction with trained Simulated Patients - Students can practice their consultation skills with trained Simulated Patients.
  • Communication and language skills - an expert in communications and language (from Victoria University) will teach you the appropriate approach to patients for the Australian healthcare setting (and for the exam).
  • Interactive workshops – students will take part in role plays focussed on common AMC scenarios.
  • Access to the Therapeutic guidelines – students will have access to the full Therapeutic Guidelines database for the duration of the course.
  • Access to HEAL online – HEAL’s Learning Management System (HEAL Online) provides a significant amount of information on relevant and current AMC topics for you to review throughout the duration of the course.

Required Course Materials

This course includes the AMC Handbook of Clinical Assessment at no extra cost.

Course entry requirements

  • Proficiency in the English language is recommended
  • A police check is required to be submitted on the first day of the course

Accommodation

A list of accommodation providers can be sent upon request.

AMC 6-Day Clinical Preparation Course

Are you almost ready to sit the AMC Clinical Exam? Our 6-day Clinical Preparation Course offers candidates the opportunity to increase confidence and improve performance in the AMC clinical examination.

This course has been developed for candidates who feel that they are almost ready to sit their AMC clinical exam. It provides a focussed approach to exam preparation and provides a greater understanding of the exam format. Across the six days, candidates will role-play cases appropriate to the AMC clinical exam and will have the opportunity to develop techniques for a structured approach to cases and receive feedback from participating in clinical role-play scenarios.

AMC 6-Day Clinical Preparation Course

Duration:

6 days

Locations:

Melbourne & Sydney

Cost:

$1,200

apply for the 6-day preparation course

Course Inclusions

  • Access to the Therapeutic guidelines – students will have access to the full Therapeutic Guidelines database for the duration of the course.
  • Access to HEAL online – HEAL’s Learning Management System (HEAL Online) provides a significant amount of information on relevant and current AMC topics for you to review throughout the duration of the course.

Required Course Materials

Students are required to bring a copy of the AMC Handbook of Clinical Assessment to class as this is used throughout the course. This book can be purchased through the AMC website.

Course entry requirements

  • Proficiency in the English language is recommended

Accommodation

A list of accommodation providers can be sent upon request.

You can read the testimonials of our AMC clinical bridging courses here.

For more information on our exam preparation courses and webinars, email us at heal@heal.edu.au, or call the International Medical Graduates team on +61 3 9642 3450.