Table 1

Modifications made to pandemic examinations

Final assessmentPrevious examination formatPandemic examination format
Diploma written examinationIn-person proctored short answer questions and extended matching questionsIn-person *proctored multiple choice and extended matching questions
DM written examinationIn-person proctored essays, extended matching and multiple choice questionsIn-person *proctored multiple choice and extended matching questions
Diploma OSCE ExaminationFace to face 12 station OSCE (10 with patients and two slideshows)†Virtual 10-station OSCE (eight with patients and two slideshows)
DM OSCE ExaminationFace to face 5-station OSCE (five patients)†Virtual 5-station OSCE (five patients)
DM oral examination of research projectFace to face oral presentation†Virtual oral presentation
  • *Candidates invigilated while doing paper-based examination at a designated centre under pandemic restrictions.

  • †Video-conferencing using Zoom.

  • DM, Doctor of Medicine; OSCE, Objective Structured Clinical Examinations.