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.

chapter 2|24 pages

Cardiothoracic Surgery

chapter 3|6 pages

Airway Management

chapter 4|20 pages

Critical Incidents

chapter 5|4 pages

Day Surgery

chapter 9|6 pages


chapter 10|4 pages

Orthopaedic Surgery

chapter 11|20 pages

Perioperative Medicine

chapter 12|12 pages

Regional Anaesthesia

chapter 13|2 pages


chapter 14|10 pages

Trauma and Stabilisation

chapter 15|32 pages

Intensive Care Medicine

chapter 16|26 pages


chapter 17|22 pages


chapter 18|22 pages

Pain Medicine

chapter 19|2 pages


chapter 20|4 pages

Plastics and Burns

chapter 21|8 pages

Vascular Surgery

chapter 22|2 pages


chapter 23|10 pages

Applied Clinical Pharmacology

chapter 24|16 pages

Applied Physiology and Biochemistry

chapter 25|16 pages

Physics and Clinical Measurement

chapter 26|2 pages

Statistical Basis of Trial Management