Course information

Many candidates preparing for the College of Intensive Care Medicine (CICM) clinical examinations find success difficult to achieve despite possessing adequate theoretical knowledge. Clinical exams require a very different skill set to that needed for written exams or indeed every day clinical practice. This two day course has been developed to teach the skills necessary to bridge the gap between knowledge and performance in the examinations.

The course is specifically aimed at trainees sitting the CICM fellowship clinical examination. Ideally you should do this course 6 to 12 months prior to your sitting, then go back to your unit, practice the skills learned and then sit the exam. Of course trainees who are about to undertake the final fellowship examinations will also find this course valuable.

MCEC is a unique course with a very strong focus on the teaching of exam skills (as opposed to knowledge delivery).

Course components include:

  • ‘Behind the scenes’ insight from current and past CICM Examiners
  • Simulated and ICU Hot Cases
  • Cross-Table vivas
  • Communication vivas
  • Simulation/Equipment vivas
  • Radiology vivas
  • Video-assisted debriefing



Small groups, individual feedback – much better than in the big courses. (March 2017)

The systematic approach is a game-changer for me (September 2018)

Finally I know what I need to change in my exam preparation. (March 2018)

Better than Tubb’s!!! (March 2018)

Enthusiastic faculty (September 2018)

Teaches technique, not content (March 2019)


When is it on?

The Melbourne Clinical Exam Course runs twice per year,  between the written and clinical CICM examination sitting.

The dates for the upcoming courses are


Thursday/Friday 23/24 April 2020

Thursday/Friday 17/18 September 20120


Secure your spot!

The registration fee is $799 (incl. GST) for the 2-day course

This includes online pre-reading material, a course handbook and full course catering.

Please find all our courses on our event booking site


How to get here…

Melbourne Simulation

The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Ground Floor West

Grattan Street

Parkville VIC 3050


Onsite parking is available at RMH underground Car Park off Royal Parade next to Melbourne Private Hospital, as well as public street parking surrounding RMH and Melbourne University.


Three bus lines (205, 402, 546) provide easy access to The Royal Melbourne Hospital, with bus stops on Royal Parade (opposite Melbourne Private Hospital), Grattan Street and Swanston Street.


The Royal Melbourne Hospital is serviced by two tram lines and is only a short ride into the city. The No. 19 Tram that travels along Royal Parade and stops on the corner of Royal Parade and Grattan Street would be the closest public transport. Additionally there are trams that travel along Flemington Road (stopping cnr Flemington Road and Grattan Street) also service the needs of RMH.


There are a numvber of accommodation options around the hospital. One we can recommend is the Naughton’s Hotel, just up the road from Royal Melbourne Hospital.


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