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). Typically, the written exam takes place on the Friday morning at a location in Auckland suitbable to take the numbers attending. The OSCE takes place on the Saturday, at Manukau Super Clinic. We usually hold two OSCE on the same day.
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 examination is intended to test candidates’ practical urgent care abilities and clinical skills. The OSCE comprises a number of stations, each lasting 7 minutes. 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.
We have created general instructions for those seeking further guidance. Anyone with disabilities that may affect their ability to complete UCPEX is invited to read the cultutral safety and equitable outcomes policy, which covers our approach to such things as dyslexia or other challenges to reading.
The Board of Censors are responsible for the examination. An examination and assessment policy describes the policies and processes involved.
Results are typically shared to candidates within 15 working days of the exam.