Part C. Oral examinations
This part is composed of two tracks (Refer Item 5 for eligibility to sit the ERPM Part C).
Track 1 :
Oral examinations in emergencies in Medicine and Paediatrics will be conducted by a panel consisting of an Examiner in Medicine and an Examiner in Paediatrics, for 20 minutes. Each examiner shall mark the performance of the candidate independently out of 100 marks. The final mark obtained for the Medical Track of Part C (out of 100 marks) will be determined from the average of the marks awarded by the two examiners.
Track 2 :
Oral examinations in emergencies in Surgery and Obstetrics & Gynaecology will be conducted by a panel consisting of an Examiner in Surgery and an Examiner in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, for 20 minutes. Each examiner shall mark the performance of the candidate independently out of 100 mark. The final mark obtained for the Surgical Track of Part C (out of 100 marks) will be determined from the average of the marks awarded by the two examiners.
Requirements to pass Part C :
A candidate has to obtain 50 out of 100 marks (50%) at the Part C oral examinations in Emergencies in Medicine and Paediatrics.
A candidate has to obtain 50 out of 100 marks (50%) at the Part C oral examinations in Emergencies in Surgery and Obstetrics & Gynaecology.
With effect from 1st March 2017 only the above regulations will operate in conducting the ERPM Part C.
Those who have previously passed individual Medical Track (Emergency Medicine and Paediatrics) and Surgical Track (Emergency Surgery and Obstetrics and Gynaecology) under the previous format of the ERPM can fit into the Track pattern as stated above.
Part D. Community medicine and forensic medicine
Part D will continue to consist of two written papers with Multiple Choice Questions of the True/False type.
Paper 5 – Community Medicine comprising 30 T/F MCQs
Paper 6 – Forensic Medicine comprising 30 T/F MCQs
Duration – 90 minutes for each of Paper 5 and Paper 6.
Each question will have 5 responses.
A correct answer will score +1 and a wrong answer -1.
Negative marks will not be carried over.
Each paper will be marked out of a total of 150 marks and results presented as a percentage.
Requirements to pass Part D :
In order to pass Part D, a candidate must obtain a minimum of 67.5 out of 150 (45%) in each of the Papers 5 (Community Medicine) and 6 (Forensic Medicine).
Those who have failed to obtain the mark of 67.5 of 150 (45%) for each paper in Part D would be required to re-sit the failed paper(s) in Part D in order to obtain the mark of 67.5 of 150 (45%) for each paper to complete ERPM Part D.
Candidates are required to sit (as per notice announced on 14th February 2017):
Both subjects of ERPM Part D at the first attempt.
Together in subsequent attempts both the subjects NOT passed or the subjects previously failed in each of ERPM Part D.
As per decision of the Council on 20th July 2018 the ERPM registration of all candidates will be terminated according to the date of Registration as specified in the document “Arrangements for the ERPM from 1st March 2017 : Dates for discontinuation of registration”. Rejoining or continuation in the ERPM programme is then NOT permitted.