Diploma of Cosmetic Medicine

Examination

Written examinations

Written examinations are held each year in Australian centres. Notice of intention to hold the examinations will be advertised at least two calendar months prior to the date fixed for receipt of applications.

This examination consists of 100 multiple-choice questions (5 parts each- total of 500 questions) over a 4-hour period in true/false format. This examination will cover a range of topics including but not limited to topical agents for the ageing face, non surgical facial rejuvenation, chemical peels, vascular and pigmented lasers, laser resurfacing, Botulinum Toxin, dermal fillers, hirsutism and laser hair removal.

There are no negative markings in the multiple choice question paper. Each paper must be passed for an overall pass in this examination. Detailed directions regarding the answering of these examination papers together with sample multiple choice questions will be forwarded to qualified candidates prior to the examination.

Viva examinations

Candidates who are successful in the written examination are invited to the Viva examinations. The Viva examinations are conducted approximately four weeks after the written examination Exam. Only candidates who have successfully passed the written exam are invited to sit for the Viva exams. This will involve a 60-minute oral examination.

Eligibility To Sit Examination

In order to be eligible to sit the Fellowship Examination trainees must:

  • have satisfactorily completed all requirements of the Curriculum
  • submit a completed Training Program Record Book including:
  • confirmation of annual review signed each year by the Director of Training
  • assessment and including copies of all signed summative in
    • training assessment reports
    • record of publications and presentations
    • log of clinical meetings attended
    • log of experience in essential and advanced procedures and treatment modalities
    • signed assessment of competence in all essential procedures and treatment modalities.
    • have submitted signed summative in
    • training assessment summaries covering the full period of training
    • demonstrate satisfactory attendance and application during the year of the examination
    • be in a position to complete training by the tenth anniversary of the year of commencement

It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure that all necessary documentation is submitted.

Modification of examinations

In exceptional circumstances the Board of Censors, following consultation with the ACAM Board may modify the form of the examination or the provisions of eligibility.