Access to Anaesthetics Primary FRCA Physiology and Anatomy MCQs Kirsty MacLennan  2007

Access to Anaesthetics Primary FRCA Physiology and Anatomy MCQs Kirsty MacLennan 2007

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  • Publish Date: 2007-07-07
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FOREWORD The introduction of run-through training in Anaesthesia and the need for the Royal College of Anaesthetists [RCOA] to structure timing and content of Postgraduate examinations in accordance with the requirements of the Postgraduate Medical and Education Training Board [PMETB] has led to recent changes to the Primary Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists [FRCA] examination. The Primary Multiple Choice Question [MCQ] examination became a "stand alone" Pass/Fail examination in June 2007. A dose marking scheme is used where 1 is a poor fail, 1 + is a fail, 2 is a Pass and a 2+ reflects an outstanding performance. The Primary FRCA MCQ examination consists of 90 questions undertaken in three hours and comprises three subsections of 30 MCQs examining Pharmacology, Physiology, Physics and Clinical Measurement. A mark of 2 is required to pass the MCQ although a candidate who significantly underperforms in one or more subsection of the MCQ will fail the examination. Negative marking is applied with one mark being deducted for each incorrect answer. A candidate may not p.rpceed to the Objectively Structured Clinical Examination/Structured Oral Examination part· of the Primary without passing the MCQ. An MCQ pass will be valid for a period of three years for a trainee working full time. Although there is currently no limit on the number of attempts at this part of the examination, implicit in run through training is the need for trainees to achieve clinlcal competencies and examination milestones in a timely fashion. It is generally acknowledged that an MCQ examination is a good test of core knowledge and there is no short cut to the acquisition of the considerable amount of information required to pass the Primary MCQ. Prospective candidates need to commit to an intensive programme of study of the syllabus supported by considerable practice of the technique of answering MCQs. Dr Maclennan has produced a series of MCQs which cover in detail the Primary FRCA syllabus. The answer sections are dear and, where appropriate, supported by references to recent literature. Trainees commencing an anaesthesia training programme will 'find these MCQs useful to assess . l ·~.-~:-~ _, the depth of knowledge of the basic sciences which will be required of them, and those for whom the examination is imminent will find this series of books an invaluable means of self assessment and an indication of aspects of their knowledge and Lnderstanding which may need further work. Dr D. Nolan, t .eglonal Advisor for the North West

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