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At this exam you will complete eight OSPEs (Objective Structured Practical Examinations).
You will also sit a report writing exam and a critical appraisal exam.
You will be examined at eight OSPE (Objective Structured Practical Examination) stations. You have ten minutes to examine each station.
Most of the stations will involve taking directed specific histories from simulated patients or performing physical examinations of particular systems. You may also encounter stations assessing practical skills such as the interpretation of audiometric or spirometric tracings.
You will be asked questions at the end of the station. You must pass at least six of the eight stations.
You need to bring the following items with you to the exam:
This is a 30 minute written examination and takes place on the same day as the OSPE.
This is a 90 minute written examination and takes place on the same day as the OSPE.
The fee to sit this exam is €410 in Ireland, or €900 if you are taking the exam outside Ireland. The method of payment is credit or debit card, taken at the end of the online application process.
Don't forget, if you're in Ireland you can claim a refund of under the HSE Clinical Course and Examination Refund Scheme
If you require a visa to sit an exam, it is your responsibility to ensure the visa application is made in sufficient time before the examination date. We have no role in granting or refusing visas. A refund will not be given if you are unable to attend the examination as a result of a visa-related problem.
Before you apply, please read our Cancellation policy
We have a dedicated examinations support team in our Dublin headquarters. They are there to guide you through your full exam journey, from application to conferring. They are present at every exam and always happy to answer your questions.