The UCPEX examination is held on the second or third weekend of November each year.  The examination comprises a written paper and an OSCE (objective structured clinical examination).

The written paper comprises true/false, short-answer questions, and multiple-choice questions.  All questions derive from the Urgent Care Course material. The answers required are those given in the material supplied on the course.

The OSCE comprises a number of stations (typically 16-20), each lasting about 7 minutes. The OSCE examination is intended to test candidates’ practical urgent care abilities and clinical skills.  You may be asked to examine a patient, demonstrate a technique, or to interpret an investigation, such as a test result, x-ray or ECG. There may be patients or patient actors present.

In 2018, the written paper will take place on Friday 16 November at the Manukau Institute of Technology in Manukau.  The OSCE will take place on Saturday 17 November at the Superclinic in Manukau.

A clear pass in RNZCUC’s clinical notes audit is required before sitting.

The Board of Censors are responsible for the examination. An examination and examiner policy described the policies and processes involved.  Results are typically shared to candidates within 10 working days of the exam.