The ACRRM assessment process has been designed to provide registrars with a valid and reliable assessment of their knowledge, skills and attitudes that comprehensively reflects the educational outcomes of the training program, and is relevant to the rural and remote context.
The two key core principles are that the content of examinations is developed by clinically active rural and remote medical practitioners and that registrars are able to participate in the examinations within the locality where they live and work, to prevent depopulating rural and remote Australia of their medical workforce (registrars and examiners) during examination periods.
All registrars training towards FACRRM must complete the following Primary Rural and Remote Training summative assessments:
- Multiple Choice Question exam (MCQ): Pass grade
- Mini Clinical Evaluation Exercise (miniCEX): Pass grade
- Structured Assessment using Multiple Patient Scenarios (StAMPS): Pass grade
- Multi-Source Feedback (MSF): Satisfactory completion
- Procedural Skills Logbook: Satisfactory completion
Registrars are also required to obtain a Pass grade in each of the assessments for their chosen Advanced Specialised Training Discipline.
A detailed description of all aspects of the assessment process is provided in the Handbook for Fellowship Assessment.
2013 Handbook for Fellowship Assessment (493 kb)
Assessment dates 2013
Enrolment Closing Date
Cost (GST Inclusive)
Mini Clinical Evaluation Exercise (miniCEX)
August to December 2013
5 July 2013
Multiple Choice Question (MCQ)
7 September 2013
5 July 2013
Structured Assessment using Multiple Patient Scenarios (StAMPS)
12 & 13 October 2013 (delivered via video conferencing and face to face* - choice of either option)
*Face to Face location: Adelaide to Outback Lower Level, 183 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide SA
19 July 2013
Changes to MSF and miniCEX (since 2012)
There have been a number of changes to ACRRM’s Assessment and Training Program for 2012. Click the links below for further details of the changes:
Multi Source Feedback (MSF) Changes (since 2012)
miniCEX Assessment Changes (since 2012)
Registrars for the assessment process are advised to carefully consider the information provided in the Assessment Handbook before submitting their application. Please note that registrars must enrol and pay for each individual assessment modality they are intending to undertake. The Enrolment Application Forms include the examination dates, fees and the eligibility criteria.
2013 enrolment forms
2013 Enrolment form for Primary Rural and Remote Curriculum: This is the application form for miniCEX, MCQ, and StAMPS examinations.
2013 Enrolment form for Advanced Specialised Training: This is application form for the miniCEX, StAMPS examinations for AST and Projects.
Project Proposal Form for Advanced Specialised Training project
Logbook: Primary Curriculum
Logbook: Advanced Specialised Training (Emergency Medicine)
Supervisor Report: Advanced Specialised Training
Code of Conduct
MCQ Browser and Speed Test ensure that the computer to be used for the MCQ meets the minimum IT specifications required to run the assessment.
MCQ Exam Preparation: (Select link, enter your email, name then click the play button down the bottom right of the screen). This recording is to assist in MCQ examination preparation.
MCQ Sample Questions The MCQ 10 Sample Questions have been mostly selected from the past 3 exams.
MCQ list of venues previously used
miniCEX 2010 online training modules for registrars and assessors (ACRRM enrols registrars in this training module. It can be found at the main menu screen in RRMEO, listed as "MiniCEX Training Course for Clinicians" training module in the green box on the left hand side)
Policy on Appeals
Recommended Reading List: Primary Rural and Remote Training (Appendix 7 of Handbook for Fellowship Assessment)
StAMPS Exam Preparation: (Select link, enter your email, name then click the play button down the bottom right of the screen). This recording is to assist in StAMPS examination preparation.
StAMPS List of Venues Previously used
StAMPS Primary Rural and Remote Training Practice Scenarios
StAMPS AST-EM Practice Scenario
Registrar Feedback Session Reflection and AgreementPlease note this is to be completed prior to booking an Assessment Feedback Session.
For more information
Please contact ACRRM Assessment on Freecall 1800 223 226 or email assessmentacrrm [dot] org [dot] au.