EXAM CRITERIA AND PATTERNS
Each candidate will be allotted two long cases, one obstetrical and one gynecological. For each long case, the candidate will be allowed 30 minutes for history taking and clinical examination. Candidates should take a careful history from the patient (or relative) and after a thorough physical examination identify the problems which the patient has. During this period, the candidate will be observed by the examiners on his/her approach to the patient, bed side manners and clinical methods. Candidates are not required to write a formal history, but they may take notes for their own use for presentation of the case history, findings, and discussion. Case presentation and discussion on the long case will be conducted jointly by the two examiners for 30 minutes. In this section the candidates will be assessed on the following areas: Interviewing and Clinical examinations skills
Introduces oneself, listens patiently, and is polite with the patient.
Is able to extract relevant information.
Takes informed consent
Uses correct clinical methods systematically (including appropriate exposure and re-draping)
It is mandatory to pass theory first in order to sit TOACS and viva components. TOACS is again image-based assessment of the candidate covering all the modalities of radiology. It is a computer-based examination which comprises of 30 stations. The viva component comprises of six system-related viva sessions taken by six examiners on three tables, i.e. two systems on one table.