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Exam Bulletin No. 1 (updated June 2023)
January 29, 2023 (on-line written examination)
February 5, 2023 (on-line oral examination)
January 29, 2023 (on-line written examination) 7:00 am – 12:00 noon
February 5, 2023 (on-line oral examination) 7:00 am- 12:00 noon
III. Examination topics:
- •Obstructive airways disease- Bronchial asthma, COPD, Bronchiectasis
- •Neoplastic lung diseases
- •Pulmonary infection and sepsis
- •Respiratory failure
- •Principles and application of mechanical ventilation
- •Pulmonary edema
- •Interstitial lung disease, environmental, occupational, drug-induced and radiation-related lung disease
- •Sleep disorders
- •Pulmonary vascular diseases
- •Diseases of the pleura
- •Diseases of the mediastinum
- •Pulmonary manifestations of systemic diseases
- •Control of ventilation
- •Genetic and developmental disorders
A total of not less than 250 regular questions shall be given from the various sources as given below with at least 70% coming from the core reference textbooks.
Murray and Nadel’s Textbook of Respiratory Medicine (7th edition) – 2021 May
- •PCCP and PSMID: Philippine Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Diagnosis, Empiric Management and Prevention of Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Immunocompetent Adults 2010 Update
- •Philippine Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Diagnosis, Empiric Management and Prevention of Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Immunocompetent Adults 2016 Update (Treatment)
- •Philippine COVID-19 Living Recommendations. Updated May 28, 2021
- •Philippine Consensus Report on Asthma Diagnosis and Management 2019
- •National Tuberculosis Control Program Manual of Procedures 6th edition 2020
- •Guidelines for Sleep Study During COVID-19 Pandemic, Released 28 May 2020
- •Philippine Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Management Of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults
- •PCCP Withholding and Withdrawal of Ventilatory Support (March 2002)
- •ATS/IDSA Guidelines on CAP 2007
- •IDSA ATS Clinical guideline on CAP, 2019 executive summary
- •WHO COVID-10 Clinical Management Guideline: Living guidance. January 25, 2021.
- •Surviving Sepsis Campaign: International Guidelines for Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock, 2021
- •Surviving Sepsis Campaign: Guidelines on the Management of Critically Ill Adults with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- •Global Initiative for Asthma/ Global Strategy for Asthma Management and Prevention update 2022
- •GOLD Guidelines 2021
- •2019 ESC Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of acute pulmonary embolism developed in collaboration with the European Respiratory Society (ERS)
- •Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of VTE in Patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019, CHEST guideline and Expert panel report (Chest 2020)
- •The above-mentioned references are for guidance of taking the Diplomate Certifying Examinations only.
The above-mentioned references are for guidance of taking the Diplomate Certifying Examinations only.
V. Examination fee: ten thousand pesos (10,000 Php) per examinee
VI. Eligibility and Submission of Requirements:
To be eligible, a candidate must submit the following not later than THREE (3) months prior to the scheduled date of examination*.
NEW APPLICANT (for newly graduated Fellow-in-Training)
- 1. Must be a member of the Philippine Medical Association.
- 2. Certificate attesting to being a diplomate of good standing of the Philippine College of Physicians.
- 3. Must be an associate member of the PCCP for at least one (1) year from the induction date and updated with membership dues. This will be verified from the PCCP office.
- 4. Certificate of completion of fellowship in a PCCP accredited pulmonary fellowship training program.
- 5. Submit copy of completed research paper as required in the Standard and Requirements for Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program / Adjustment of Training Requirements for PCCP Fellowship Training
1. Certificate attesting to being a diplomate of good standing of the Philippine College of Physicians.
2. Must be updated with PCCP membership dues.
Email documents to:
Send documents to:
PCCP Office 84-A Malakas St.,
Pinyahan, Quezon City
Telephone No. 8924-9204
Payment of examination fee:
Via bank deposit / InstaPay / PesoNet –
Account Number: 00-257-001091-7
Account Name: Philippine College of Chest Physicians
(Note: Please provide the PCCP copy of deposit /transaction slip)
Deadline for submission of application will be on November 21, 2022.
*All documents are subject to the Specialty Board’s verification.
VII. Requirements for on-line examinations: see things for the examinees to prepare
VIII. Schedule of orientation, (3) trial sessions, mock examination: to be announced
THINGS FOR THE EXAMINEES TO PREPARE:
1. Laptop which you will use during the practice sessions and the exam proper.
- • For Windows – the operating system (OS) must be 10.0 and above
- • For MAC – the OS must be 10.11 to 10.15
- • If your operating system does not meet the current requirements, please update or borrow a device
- • Google Chrome browser
- • Safe Exam Browser 3.0 for Windows and Safe Exam Browser 2.2.1 for mac OS
- • High speed internet connection (2-5mbps)
2. Two (2) smartphones (preferably Android) that will be connected to Zoom
- • Each must be connected to a stable internet source and/or mobile data (as a personal hotspot)
- • Install Zoom on each phone with a different Basic account each. – The 2 email accounts will be submitted to the secretariat
- • Install Telegram on your primary phone.
- • Preferably each phone should have its own mobile data (prepaid on data promo will do)
• Each phone will be mounted on tripods.
– If you’re using an iPhone, make sure that the tripod can mount the iPhone in a portrait position
4. Battery packs/Power banks 10,000 mA (2 pieces or more)
5. Extension cords
6. Proper table cleared of any objects
7. Comfortable chair
8. PRC ID for identity validation
9. Quiet room for the examination
- • Well lighted and closed room but if you have large windows, make sure you have curtains
- • The room is preferably be devoid of distracting sounds like (roosters, barking dogs, construction work, videoke)
- • Examinee should be alone in the room. (Family members, hospital personnel or pets are not allowed inside nor enter the room)