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Training & Examinations hub: Overview

This hub has been designed for trainees and educators participating in the ANZCA, FPM and DHM training programs to identify suitable training and exam resources, and includes online access to the Primary Exam Reading List.

Anaesthesia training & exams

Our anaesthesia training program is accredited by the Australian Medical Council (AMC) and the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ).

Access the complete recommended reading list for the ANZCA Primary exam. Most titles are available as e-books, with all remaining titles being available for loan (via the free courier service):

A large number of texts are available to assist with exam preparation for both primary and final exam trainees, including specific texts to help prepare you for your written and viva (oral and medical clinical) components:

In addition, the library subscribes to numerous key journals and e-books which trainees will find useful:

Pain medicine training & exams

The pain medicine training program comprises a minimum of two years' clinical experience directly related to pain medicine, which allows specialists and those completing a specialty training program to become a specialist pain medicine physician.

A large number of online resources are available to support pain medicine trainees:

Advanced diving and hyperbaric medicine

Our diploma of advanced diving and hyperbaric medicine (ANZCA Dip Adv DHM) provides a unique opportunity for specialist doctors to "take the plunge" into an exciting, emerging area of medicine.

Roles in practice

The ANZCA Roles in Practice are taught throughout the ANZCA | FPM training program so that trainees develop medical expertise and gain competency in all the attributes required of a specialist anaesthetist and specialist pain medicine physicians.

Safety, quality & wellbeing

There are a range of resources available to our fellows, trainees, specialist international medical graduates and immediate family members.

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

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

COVID-19 - information for trainees

We encourage all ANZCA and FPM trainees to refer to this list of potential impacts to education and training as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Self assessment tools

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

Apps & multimedia

Tools that can be used for "on-the-run" learning, presentations and assignments.

Supervisors of Training (SOTs)

Learn to teach with our modular practical teaching course. It's available to all fellows, trainees and specialist international medical graduates, with course modules being delivered throughout the year in major centres around Australia and New Zealand.

A number of resources exist to support the ANZCA Educators program:

In addition, the library subscribes to many key medical education journals and e--books:

ANZCA acknowledges the traditional custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises their unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society. We pay our respects to ancestors and Elders, past, present, and emerging.

ANZCA acknowledges and respects Māori as the Tangata Whenua of Aotearoa and is committed to upholding the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi, fostering the college’s relationship with Māori, supporting Māori fellows and trainees, and striving to improve the health of Māori.