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Examination Content

Obstetrics and Gynaecology


The OG Examination (MCQ) is designed to evaluate the extent of the candidate's knowledge and clinical judgement in the areas in which an obstetrician-gynaecologist should demonstrate a high level of competence. Expertise in the broad domain of obstetrics and gynaecology, and the diagnosis and treatment of both common and rare conditions that have important consequences for patients will be assessed.

Examination content is consistent with a pre-established blueprint developed and used by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  In collaboration with the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, ABMS-S, and the Ministry of Health Singapore, the blueprint was modified to ensure that the content and relative percentages reflect the practice of obstetrics and gynaecology in Singapore. The blueprint will be reviewed and revised annually to ensure that it is current.

The majority of questions are based on patient presentations occurring in settings that reflect current medical practice.  Questions requiring simple recall of medical facts are in the minority; the majority of questions require integration of information from several sources, prioritisation of alternatives, and/or utilisation of clinical judgement in reaching a correct conclusion. Some questions require interpretation of pictorial material, such as fetal heart rate tracings, ultrasound scans, and radiographs.

The content areas covered and their relative proportions on the examination are as follows:

Table 1 : Examination Content for Obstetrics & Gynaecology MCQ Examination

Medical Content Category

Relative Percentage

OBSTETRICS (45%)

Antenatal Care

50%

Intrapartum Care

40%

Postpartum Care

10%

GYNAECOLOGY (45%)

Surgical (includes Diagnostic and Preoperative Evaluation, Surgical Management, Surgical Procedures, Neoplasia, and Postoperative Care and Complications)

40%

Outpatient Care/ Women’s Health (Includes Age-appropriate Routine Care, Medical Problems, Gynaecologic-specific Disorders, Psychosocial Problems, and Office Procedures)

40%

Emergency Care

20%

CROSS CONTENT (10%)

Basic Science and Safety, Ethics and Miscellaneous 100%

Total

100%

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Last updated: 17 Jun 2019 13:24