Before Licensing Examination

Sample Questions

Part I: Examination in Professional Knowledge 
The following questions illustrate some of the formats that may be used in the Licensing Examination; they are also found in the file of sample questions. Sample examination questions are only available in English and Traditional Chinese.

External cephalic version is performed for breech presentation on a 28-year-old primigravida at 37 weeks' gestation. She is rhesus D negative without rhesus antibody. Her husband's rhesus status is unknown.
When should anti-D immunoglobulin be given?
  A. Only if large amount of fetal red blood cells are identified by Kleihauer test on maternal blood
  B. Only if the maternal rhesus antibody is present
  C. Only prophylactically after delivery
  D. Prophylactically after the external cephalic version
  E. Under no circumstances

A 50-year-old female suffers from bilateral steroid-induced avascular necrosis of the femoral heads. She complains of a recent increase in left hip pain over the past 6 months.
Which of the following X-ray features is NOT COMPATIBLE with the history?
  A. Collapse of femoral head
  B. Fracture neck of femur
  C. Narrowing of joint space
  D. Osteopenia
  E. Osteophyte formation

Which of the following brain areas is the MOST LIKELY to be involved in the "alien hand syndrome"?
  A. Dorsolateral prefrontal cortex
  B. Fusiform gyrus
  C. Insula
  D. Precuneus
  E. Supplementary motor area

A patient is admitted with acute pancreatitis. Which of the following is NOT an indicator of poor prognosis?
  A. PaO2 7.3 kPa (normal >9.5)
  B. Patient is 60 years old
  C. Serum amylase 25000 U/L (normal <110)
  D. Serum calcium 1.9 mmol/L (normal 2.11-2.55)
  E. Temperature of 40 degrees Celsius



[File of sample questions] (English Version)
[Answer to sample questions]

Part II: Proficiency Test in Medical English