This guide to the short answer question section of the final FRCA not only comprehensively covers the subject matter of the exam with past paper examples, it also guides trainees on the most effective manner in which to approach the questions. Chapters reflect the different topics contained within the examination, including pain medicine, ICM, paediatric anaesthesia and more. Every question from the past 6 1/2 years of examinations is addressed and the ideal style in which to answer an SAQ covered in depth. This guide will be gold dust to the candidate preparing for the final FRCA, providing all the answers as well as the best way to present them. It will save hours of research and preparation.
Table of Contents
Neurosurgery, neuroradiology and neuro-critical care. Cardiothoracic surgery. Airway management. Critical incidents. Day surgery. General, urological, and gynaecological surgery. Head, neck, maxillo-facial and dental surgery. Management of respiratory and cardiac arrest. Non-theatre. Orthopaedic surgery. Perioperative medicine. Regional. Sedation. Trauma and stabilisation. Intensive care medicine. Obstetric. Paediatrics. Pain medicine. Ophthalmic. Plastics and burns.Vascular surgery. Anatomy. Applied clinical pharmacology. Applied physiology and biochemistry. Physics and clinical measurement. Statistical basis of trial management.
Dr Elizabeth Combeer works as an anaesthetic consultant at the NHS Frimley Health Foundation Trust and has an unparalleled commitment to teaching and training. She runs the FRCA teaching program at Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey and this has gained such a reputation in the region that trainees will try to coordinate their rotation so that they are at Frimley before their final exam to benefit from her teaching program. Because of her close involvement with trainees preparing for the final exam, she understands better than most the requirements and level of knowledge needed to pass this arduous assessment. Dr Combeer has published widely and is committed to personal and professional excellence.