To apply to sit for the MCAI-MCQ the candidate must be registered with the Malaysian Medical Council and have a minimum of 6 months anaesthesia training in an anaesthesia specialist-based hospital.
To apply to sit for the MCAI – OSCE/SOE the candidate must have a minimum of 12 months’ training in anaesthesia, out of which a minimum of 6 months must be spent in a Regional or Accredited Hospital.
Trainees may only progress to the OSCE/SOE section of the MCAI examination if they have passed the MCAI-MCQ examination.
The results of a trainee who has passed the MCAI-MCQ will remain valid for a period of three years (six sittings) for OSCE/SOE attempts taken from the published start date of the first OSCE/SOE undertaken.
A pass in the whole MCAI is valid for 10 years for entry into the Final FCAI Examination. After three years (i.e. 6 sittings) if the trainee has not passed the MCAI i.e. the trainee has not been successful in the OSCE/SOE sections, the MCQ must be re-taken.
To apply to sit for the FCAI the candidate must have a minimum of 36 months’ training in anaesthesia, out of which a minimum of 30 months must be spent in a Regional or Accredited Hospital.
College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland examinations rules and regulations must be referred to for definitive information on eligibility criteria.
Link to CAI Examination – Examination Regulations