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Professional development hub: Information & resources

This hub has been designed for participants of the ANZCA and FPM Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program - as well as other medical professionals - to identify resources suitable for keeping up-to-date with current research in the area of anaesthesia and pain medicine.

Anaesthesia & pain medicine

There are two guides available highlighting the core resources for both anaesthesia and pain medicine:


Access information and resources related to the ANZCA and FPM CPD Program, including the dedicated resource guide.

The ANZCA and FPM CPD Program operates on a 12 month cycle, with annual minimum requirements.

Support resources for CPD activities are divided as follows:

CPD for non-clinical roles

The college has a dedicated CPD resource guide for ANZCA and FPM practitioners with clinical support roles and those who practice without direct patient care.

The ANZCA and FPM CPD Program operates on a 12 month cycle, with annual minimum requirements.

Resources span five categories of clinical support roles:

Roles in practice

Access resources to support social sciences and qualitative research particularly the professional practice domains of collaborator, communicator, health advocate, leader and manager, professional, and scholar.

The ANZCA Roles in Practice are taught throughout the ANZCA | FPM training programs, and describe the roles of a specialist anaesthetist and specialist pain medicine physician and how they apply to contemporary practice.

Professional practice research

Learn more about the resources available to support the professional practice domains of communicator, collaborator, leader and manager, scholar, health advocate and professional in anaesthesia, perioperative and pain medicine.

Keeping current

A range of resources that you can use to keep up-to-date with current literature, research, trends and networking opportunities, as well as information on the apps/tools available to help, including the Read by QxMD app.


ANZCA Library subscribes to 1,100+ full-text journals, with access to an additional 10,100+ open-access e-journals.

You can access the journals in several ways:

Enable access to ANZCA full-text for anywhere on the web:

Need to access an article not available full-text?


Learn more about the podcasts related to anaesthesia, pain medicine and other areas that might be useful to medical professionals.

Self-assessment tools

A large number of e-books, databases and collections contain tools which can be used for CME, exam and self-assessment purposes.

Safety, quality & wellbeing

There are a range of resources available for our fellows, trainees, specialist international medical graduates and immediate family members, including the CID toolkit, and the anaesthetic allergy, drug information, wellbeing and COVID guides.

Explore the various ways the college is working with government agencies, regulators, healthcare providers, and the media.

In addition, the college website has a section devoted to wellbeing:

A number of guides have been created to support these activities:

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