Examination for Provisional Registration (EPR) Format & References

July 17, 2017
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Format for Theory Paper

  • All questions are in the form of one-best answer (OBA) type of question.
  • Paper 1: Medical based
  • Paper 2: Surgical based
  • Total number of questions: 120
  • Duration: 3 hours (total)
  • Passing marks is 50%.


Format for Clinical Exam

  • There is a total of 16 stations for this clinical exam.
  • 20 marks is allocated for each station in major postings like Internal Medicine, Surgery, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology. This will sum up to 200 marks.
  • Meanwhile in 6 minor postings like Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, Ophthalmology, Anaesthesiology, Family Medicine/Public Health and Radiology, 10 marks is allocated for each station. This will sum up to 60 marks.
  • Passing marks is 50%.


List of References for EPR
1. S. Arulkumaran et. al. 2011. Essentials of Obstetrics. 2nd Edition.

2. Kliegman 2011. Nelson Essential Pediatrics. 6th Edition. Publisher : Saunders

3. Forrest, Carter. 2005. Macleod: Principles and Practice of Surgery. Churchill Livingstone.

4. Cushieri, Hennessy, Greenhalgh, Rowley and Grace. 2003. Clinical Surgery. Blackwell Science.

5. Williamson. 2005. Scott: An Aid to Clinical Surgery. Churchill Livingstone.

6. Haslett Christopher. 2006. Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine. 20th Edition. Churchill Livingstone.

7. Talley, Nicholas J and O’Connor, Simon. 2005. Clinical Examination: A Systemic Guide to Physical Diagnosis. 5th Edition.

8. Kumar, Parveen / Clark, Michael. 2005. Kumar & Clark Clinical Medicine, 6th Edition.

9. Shirley Ooi, Peter Manning. 2004. Guide to the essentials in Emergency Medicine Singapore. McGraw-Hill.
10. Mark Bisanzo, Micheal R. Filbin. 2007. Emergency Management of the Trauma Patient. Case, Algorithms, Evidence. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.

11. Rakel R. Editor. 2007. Textbook of Family Practice. 7th Edition. W B Saunders

12. J. Murtagh. 2010. General Practise. 4th Edition. Mc Graw Hill Book Co.

13. Taylor R. Editor. 2003. Fundamentals of Family Medicine : The Family Medicine Clerkship Textbook. 3rd Edition. Springer Pub. Co.

14. olomon L, Warwick D, Selvadurai N. 2010. Apley’s System of Orthopaedics and Fractures. 9th Edition. London : Butterworth-Heinemann

15. Canale S, Beaty J. 2007. Campbell’s Operative Orthopaedics. 11th Edition. Mosby.

16. Synopsis of Psychiatry, Kaplan & Saddock, 9th edition, Williams & Wilkins, 2003.

17. Handbook of Essential Psychiatry For Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students by Ainsah Omar & Osman Che Bakar, 2007.

18. Winnutt, Carl. 2004. Clinical Anaesthesia (Lecture Notes). 2nd Edition. Blackwell Publishing Limited.

19. J. Oliver, L. Cassidy, 2005. Ophthalmology at A Glance. Blackwell Science Ltd.

20. Burton M, Leighton S, Hall IS, Robson A, Colman BH, Russell J. 2000. Hall & Colman’s disease of the nose, throat and ear. 15th edition, University of Michigan, Churchill Livingstone

21. Knight B. (2004). Forensic Pathology (3rd Edition). London : Edward Arnold.


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