The Royal College's examinations are used to determine if a candidate has reached an acceptable level of competence based on the objectives of training of their specialty. Multiple-choice questions are used to assess candidate's knowledge and ability to apply this knowledge over a wide range of content areas.
Royal College multiple-choice questions consist of a stem and four options. Of these options, there is only one correct answer and three distractors. An answer sheet will be provided for you to record the best response for each question.
Typically, the questions conform to a format similar to that of Example 1 below:
Which of the following pulmonary function tests is increased in patients with advanced pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema?
- Vital capacity
- Maximum breathing capacity
- Tidal volume
- Residual volume
(Correct answer is 4).
Each page of the multiple-choice question booklet consists of both English and French versions of the same questions.
Editorial revisions: December 2019