Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

MCQs are used in the assessment of our medical students. Discipline members are encouraged to submit questions to our Exam Bank for assessment purposes.

Questions should be written about the curriculum areas and learning objectives which members are directly involved in teaching.

Writing MCQs

There are two formats in which to write MCQs:

  • Single Best Answer (SBA)
  • Extended Matching Questions (EMQ)

Guidelines about how to write these types of questions are available below:

Submitting Questions

Questions can be entered directly into Exam Bank (see below) or you can download and complete the appropriate question template (Word document) and email this to the Discipline Support Officer (E: ).

Exam Bank

To login into Exam Bank, click on the Exam Bank link below and use your Sydney Medical School username and password. Once you have logged in, you can access or print the User Guide on the left side of the browser for guidance on each screen.

Important Note: Please do NOT save your Exam Bank password to your browser and always remember to log out once you are done.

For more information please contact:

Dr Deborah O'Mara
Senior Lecturer - Assessment