Examinations

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CAMC EXAMINATIONS 2017

Please note that the examinations for October/November CAMC Part 2 (OSCE) has been changed. It is now scheduled to be administered on Friday 3 and Saturday 4 November, 2017.

 


SYLLABUS FOR CARIBBEAN ASSOCIATION OF MEDICAL COUNCILS  REGISTRATION EXAM (CAMCE)
 

The syllabus for CAMCE registration exam include detailed requirements for examination in the major disciplines of Internal Medicine (including Psychiatry and Community Medicine) and Therapeutics;  Obstetrics and Gynaecology, General Surgery (including all subspecialties of surgery) and Paediatric Medicine.
 
The candidate is expected to demonstrate a complete grasp of all the above subjects and would be deemed eligible to practice independently.
 
INTERNAL MEDICINE
The areas of Internal Medicine to be covered includes:-
            1.         Neurological Diseases
            2.         Cardio Vascular and Circulatory Diseases
            3.         Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases
            4.         Respiratory Diseases
            5.         Collagen and Related Diseases
            6.         Haematological Diseases
            7.         Genito-Urinary Diseases
            8.         Gastro-Intestinal and Hepatic Disorders
            9.         Bone and Joint Diseases
            10.       Dermatological Diseases
            11.       Community Health
            12.       Psychiatry
 
SURGERY
This area will include a basic knowledge of surgery including:-
            1.         Orthopaedics
            2.         Neurosurgery
            3.         Thoracic Surgery
            4.         Urology
            5.         Paediatric  Surgery
            6.         Otolaryngology
            7.         Ophthalmology
            8.         Accident and Emergency
 
ANAESTHETICS AND INTENSIVE CARE
Candidates should have a full grasp of the following:-
            1.         Resuscitation
            2.         Care of the unconscious patients
            3.         Management of Cardio Vascular and Respiratory Emergencies
            4.         Important Anaesthetic Techniques and Methods of administration.
            5.         Clinical Measurements e.g. Blood Gases; Cardiac Output, Pulmonary                                     Functions
            6.         Pain Relief
 
OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY
The candidates should have full knowledge of the following:-
 
OBSTETRICS
            1.         Anatomy and Physiology of the Female Reproductive Organs
            2.         Physiology of Labour
            3.         Physiology of Pregnancy
            4.         Physiology of the Peurperium
            5.         Pathology of Pregnancy
            6.         Pathology of Labour
            7.         Pathology of Peurperium
 
GYNAECOLOGY
The Pathology, Clinical Features and Management of diseases of the Female Genital Tract including Benign and Malignant Tumors and infections.  The Candidates should also be able to identify instruments used in the Obstetrics and Gynaecology and procedures of the PAP Smear.
 
CHILD HELATH
The Candidates should demonstrate the skills of history taking and physical examination in Paediatric patients.  They should be conversant with the growth development, Nutrition, Social Paediatrics and the Epidemiology of childhood diseases.
 
They should demonstrate knowledge of Paediatric Medical and Surgical problems.
 
EXAMINATION
            a)         Written and factual knowledge
            b)         Clinical            -           communication
                                                -           problem solving
The examination process includes all the Major disciplines.
 
In all the above disciplines the candidates should demonstrate satisfactory skills in history taking, physical examination, selection of relevant investigations with the completion of a differential diagnosis.
 
Having completed the problem solving activity the candidate should demonstrate a satisfactory knowledge of the relevant Management as determined by the specific specialty.
 
The emphasis of the examination is to determine the suitability of the candidate to function safely and independently.