The essential knowledge quiz is an interactive online quiz designed to encourage familiarity with the domains of competence as described in Good medical practice, Medical Council statements, and RNZCUC policies and statements. The quiz may also help identify areas of knowledge or professional skills that the doctor may wish to develop further.  It is an ‘open book’ formative assessment (i.e. ‘for learning’) and not a pass/fail test.

Researching questions is encouraged and links to useful resources are provided for all questions.  To complete the Essentials quiz, the doctor must correctly answer all questions. Questions answered incorrectly will be re-presented until answered correctly. There are no restrictions on the number of attempts required to complete the quiz.

The quiz has been developed to a moderate level of difficulty so it is unlikely that most doctors will be able to answer all questions correctly on the first attempt. It will be updated annually and kept current and relevant.