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A points system is used to reflect the examiners' assessments and is used to calibrate for consistency. Use the link below to view the RACMA Oral Examination Score Sheet.

RACMA Oral Examination Score Sheetdownload doc file


The attached questions are presented here to assist Candidates in preparation for the Oral Examination. They are actual questions used in previously held RACMA Oral Examinations. They are provided to give Candidates an idea of the scope and character of the scenarios that are set in the Oral Examination.


March 2013 Final Examination Results Breakdown view pdf file
October 2012 Final and Trial Examination Results Breakdown view pdf file
March 2012 Final and Trial Examination Results Breakdown view pdf file

Examination Questions

Click here to download the 2019 October trial exam questions

Click here to download the 2019 August oral exam questions

Click here to download the 2018 September trial exam questions

The table below lists all past examination questions (along with their suggested answers) and the corresponding competencies that apply to them.

Primary Competency
Secondary Competency

Leader Expert Communicator Advocate Scholar Professional Collaborator Manager
2017 Oral Exam & 2018 Trial Exam Questions
Rural Obstetric Dilemma
Anti-microbial Stewardship - Question Data click here  
Disaster preparedness 
New Cardiac Intervention
Restraint of a Patient 
Cardiac Surgery
Blood Management - Question Data click here
ED Performance 
Preparing for a Disaster
Day Only Total Hip Replacement
Criteria Led Discharge
2016 Questions
Interesting Trend Changes (data)       
EMR Dilemma  •        
Community Diabetes               
Surgical Dilemma          
Perfection (2016)             
Upset Radiation Oncologist        
Turf Warfare (sup)        
HSMR Quarterly Report (data)       
South West Peninsula District Health Services           
After Hours Anaesthesia      
Action Without Notice                
Nosocomial Infection              
To Credential Or Not To Credential         
Pathology Report (sup)         
Districtwide HSMR Report (data – trials only)           
2015 Questions
Why the difference?
Late Influenza
Cancer Diagnosis
Community Funding of a New CT Scanner
Electronic Medical Record  
Planning for a Mammography Service
Bariatric Surgery   •      •  
Late Flu        
Missed Abnormal Histology Result     •        
Transfusion Practices       •        •    
Inappropriate Behaviour          
The Sedated Patient          •    
2014 Questions
Skewed ICU Services
Services for Older People
Overwhelmed Hospital
Research in Trouble
Death of an Elder
Mental Illness and Chronic Physical Health Care
Catastrophic Complication    
Benchmarking Using Health Roundtable Data        
Unscheduled Stopover        
Independent Midwives        
Steriliser Dilemma          
Sudden Planning is Required        
Special Arrangements          
Aggressive Treatment      
Emergency Department Performance        
Obstetrician with Complications        
Good News is not Always Welcome        
Mortality Review        
Enthusiastic Registrar        
Distressed Director of Psychiatry        
Perfect Anaesthesia        
Stroke Management within the Hospital        
Board Governance Of Safety And Quality        
Minor Amendments        
Managing Equity In A Time Of Fiscal Constraint      
Mortality Review      
Legionella In A Routine Test        
Emergency Patient Intervention        
Independent Midwifery Issue        
2013 Questions  
Credentialing Paramedics      
Benchmarking with the NHS        
Holey Colonoscopies      
Medication in Residential Care        
Lost Nodes        
Refusal of Ulcer Care          
After-hours Staff Parties          
Board Questions          
Photographic Evidence        
Open Gate to Mental Health        
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