FRCA Primary

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Prepare for the FRCA Primary exam with OnExamination. 

Launched in 2004, our exam revision resource prepares you for the MCQ section of the Primary FRCA exam.

Take advantage of over 1,355 multiple true/false (MTF) and single best answer (SBA) questions, mapped to the Basic Level Training Curriculum from the Royal College of Anaesthetists.

This resource not only tests your factual knowledge but assesses your clinical problem-solving skills across all curriculum headings: pharmacology, physiology, physics, clinical measurement, and data interpretation.

It contains questions based on themes from previous exams and once answered, you can use the explanation and further reading to improve your knowledge.

In 2015, 95% of candidates that sat the FRCA Primary exam used BMJ OnExamination for their exam revision. 

Our editorial team, who have extensive experience in question writing, will ensure our anaesthesia revision resource fits with your requirements.

95% Of Candidates Used Our Resource In 2015
1,355 Curriculum Mapped Questions
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Your FRCA Primary resource will include:

  • Over 950 MTF questions
  • Exam specific revision advice
  • Over 435 new format SBA questions
  • Mock test set to exam conditions with themes from the 2017 exam
  • Detailed explanations that improve your learning
  • Detailed performance analysis and feedback
  • Questions mapped to the Basic Level Training Curriculum set by the Royal College of Anaesthetists

Core Questions - Time Efficient Revision

We have been working closely with medical students and trainees to identify the biggest challenges they face when studying for their exams. From our extensive research we have identified a common problem - you struggle to find sufficient time to revise effectively!

Our new Core Questions will help you optimise your revision time by delivering the most important questions first, those rated most highly by your peers and our team of clinical tutors, covering topics that you must know in order to pass your next exam, ideally at your first attempt.

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Feedback & Analysis

Understand how you are performing and where you need to improve - Our graphing features ensure you get a clear, accurate and detailed picture of your performance by session and over time.

Are you ahead of the curve? Our Peer Comparison tool shows you how your average scores compare to the average of all BMJ OnExamination users revising for the same exam.

Track and log every revision session by name in your learning journal. Stored in date order, you can return to any session whenever you wish.

Mobile App

Our free App allows you to revise offline on up to two devices allowing you to use both your phone and your tablet. Download up to 100 questions at a time. All of your scores are saved and are synced back to your account when you next log in online.

This means that you can fit in your revision wherever you are, on your commute, in between patients, having a coffee break, whenever it suits you best.

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Section Editor

Gary Thomas

Gary Thomas

Speciality: MB, BCh (1981) and FRCA (1985)

Gary is a Consultant Anaesthetist at The Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend, Wales. He graduated from The Welsh National School of Medicine and following house jobs underwent anaesthetic training at hospitals in Wales, London and Melbourne. His main clinical interests are anaesthesia for vascular surgery, critical care medicine and enhanced recovery. Other interests include critical incident medical simulation and postgraduate teaching and training. He is a former Royal College of Anaesthetists Primary and Final FRCA examiner.

In January 2012 Gary was appointed as Primary FRCA Section Editor. Since then the MTF question bank has been modernized and updated with the introduction of single best answer (SBA) format questions. In January 2013 he commenced the task of editing and writing multiple-choice questions for a new Final FRCA question resource, which was launched in December of that year. Gary is committed to improve the quality, reliability and accuracy of the questions and hopes that in future, a subscription to Onexamination will be an essential step in preparation for the written papers.

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I used FRCA Primary Q bank for the part 1 EDAIC Exam. And although the exam was quite difficult I did pass it thanks to the Qbank and the great explanations given for each question.



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