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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 (...

GMC proposal for examination data to be collected at individual...

03 Jan 2013

The GMC already receive aggregated examination data from Colleges and Faculties through the Annual Specialty Report (ASR). The ASR is specifically designed to provide assurance to the GMC and the public that Colleges are driving the quality of training and the delivery of...

Exemption qualifications as part eligibility towards the Final

20 Sep 2012

The European Diploma is not accepted for training progression in the UK Training Programme in Anaesthetics.  Trainees entering the Training Programme with the full European Diploma in Anaesthesia must sit and pass both sections of the Final FRCA to successfully progress.  In...

Change of validity of Primary Exam

20 Sep 2012

As of September 2012 Council agreed the reduction of a validity of a pass in the Primary/exemption qualifications from ten years to seven, This reduction will bring the length of validity for all FRCA examinations in line with the maximum of seven years, recommended by the GMC...

Primary FRCA MCQ examination – SBAs one year on

20 Jul 2012

Single Best Answer (SBA) questions were introduced into the Primary FRCA MCQ examination in September 2011. Anthony McCluskey, Chair of Primary MCQ, revisits the rationale for the inclusion of SBAs and reviews the candidate performance of the three cohorts who have taken the...

FRCA Examinership applications invited

10 Jul 2012

The College invites applications for vacancies to the Board of Examiners in the Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, from the academic year 2013–2014.  Examiners will be recruited to the Primary examination in the first instance.  The number of Examiners required...

Examinations Regulations, August 2012

05 Jul 2012

The previously announced changes to the FRCA examinations which come into force for all FRCA examination from September 2012 are now incorporated into the Primary and Final FRCA Examination Regulations, August 2012 and are also reflected in the relevant examination applications...

Examinations Review Report 2011

19 Apr 2012

Recent changes and upheaval in Postgraduate Medical Education and Training (PMET), including transformations in recruitment, the impact of Working Time Regulations (WTR), the introduction of a new curriculum and the amalgamations of PMETB into the GMC, coupled with significant...

Opening of the Final FRCA examinations to all doctors

30 Mar 2012

Opening of the Final FRCA examinations to all doctors practising anaesthesia in the NHS from September 2012 With effect from September 2012 the Final FRCA examination components will be open to any doctor practising anaesthesia in the NHS (subject to certain eligibility criteria...

Primary Exam dates change from August 2013

02 Feb 2012

Primary MCQ and Primary OSCE/SOE dates change from August 2013 To allow candidates who pass the Primary MCQ to apply for the following sitting of the OSCE/SOE the College will move the traditional dates of Primary exams. This will take place from the 2013‑2014 academic year. A...

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