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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.


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Examination 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

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2018 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        
2012 Questions  
Discriminating System      
Ending it all        
Too Much Oxygen    
Deadly Virus      
Balancing the Budget            
Benchmarking NOFs          
The Service Plan      
A New Way to Play?        
Surprising Bed Shortage          
Utilisation of Junior Doctors          
Receptionist Disclosure      
A Private Fall          

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