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Final FRCA SOE exam changes

10 Sep 2018

Example questions now available A number of amendments to the Final FRCA Structured Oral Examination (SOE) will be introduced from December 2018. A full list of changes to be introduced are set out on the exam changes page. Furthermore, the Final examiners have released a full...

Constructed Response Questions (CRQ) Pilot Exam

03 Aug 2018

In preparation for the move away from Short Answer Questions (SAQ) to Constructed Response Questions (CRQ) from September 2019, the Final board of examiners conducted pilot CRQ exams during Finals revision courses in January and July 2018. The purpose of these pilot examinations...

Virtual 3D tour of RCoA and exam halls

19 Oct 2017

A new 3D virtual tour of the Royal College of Anaesthetists’ building is live and available to view online. The latest in our series of interactive resources for examination candidates, the 3D tours provide a virtual version of Churchill House in Holborn, which our members can...

Online Exam Applications and Payment System

19 Feb 2016

As from 9.00 am on Tuesday, 23 February 2016 examination applicants will be able to apply for FRCA, FFICM, and FFPMRCA examinations online via OLS exams, which will be available through the relevant website. In order to use the online exam booking and payment system, exam...

Bookings now open for FFPMRCA Exam Tutorials, March 2016

05 Nov 2015

FFPMRCA Exam Tutorial bookings are now open for Friday, 18 March 2016. Topics include: Examination overview Psychology of Pain & Psychological Interventions CRPS Neurobiology of Pain Management of Headaches Management of Cancer Pain VIVA practice To secure your space,...

MCAI ceasing to be recognised as an exempting exam from 1 April 2015

19 Dec 2014

With effect from 1 April 2015 the Membership examination of the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland (MCAI) will cease to be recognised as an exempting examination as part eligibility towards the Final RCoA FRCA Examination. The CAI Membership examination is the only part 1/...

Examinations changes

03 Mar 2014

Final FRCA MCQ examination – Question composition With effect from the 1 August 2014 the composition of the Final FRCA MCQ examination will change to ensure the question topics fully reflect the breadth of the relevant anaesthetic training curriculum. The question structure of...

Change to introduction date regarding increase in number of exam...

19 Sep 2013

This news item supersedes the previous notice dated 20 June 2013, which has now been removed from the College website Following their meeting on 10 September 2013, the Examinations Committee exceptionally agreed to advance the introduction date regarding the maximum number of...

Resources for candidates and Primary SOE video snippets

22 Jul 2013

The Examinations section of the College website now has a new set of resources for candidates pages: These new pages provide a consolidation of the various example questions, videos, courses and guides etc made available by the Royal College of Anaesthetists, any of which may...

Exam Regulations (August 2013) and Exam Application Forms

19 Jun 2013

The new Regulations cover all examinations in the academic year 2013 – 2014. The revisions from the 2012 regulations are: Validity of Primary/exemption qualifications reduced from ten to seven years (announced in September 2012). Electronic devices and mobile phone policy (...

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