Reviews of Educational Material  |   October 2017
Reviews of Educational Material
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  • Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom (J.E.A.). jea@nhs.net
  • (Accepted for publication May 2, 2017.)
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Reviews of Educational Material / Education / CPD
Reviews of Educational Material   |   October 2017
Reviews of Educational Material
Anesthesiology 10 2017, Vol.127, 731. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000001745
Anesthesiology 10 2017, Vol.127, 731. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000001745
Possession of the diploma of Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (FRCA) is an essential requirement for trainees in anesthesia in the United Kingdom. The final FRCA examination is typically attempted midway through the current 5-yr United Kingdom training program (postgraduate year 7), and it represents the gateway to higher specialist training in anesthesia.
The written component of the final FRCA examination comprises two papers: a short answer question paper and a multiple choice paper consisting of 60 true–false multiple choice questions (MCQs) and 30 single best answer (SBA) questions. SBAs have been included in both primary and final FRCA examinations since 2010–2011. SBAs are considered to be much better at testing reasoning and clinical judgment than traditional MCQs. Although a good number of books providing examples of MCQs are available, there are still relatively few anesthetic texts that specifically cover SBAs. Get through Final FRCA Single Best Answers seeks to address this deficiency and, perhaps somewhat reassuringly, all of the authors possess the FRCA diploma!
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