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Examination for Provisional Registration (EPR) Format & References

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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 and 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 and 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 and Saddock, 9th edition, Williams and Wilkins, 2003.


17. Handbook of Essential Psychiatry For Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students by Ainsah Omar and 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 and 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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