A Primer for the Primary FANZCA Examination
This is a pdf document written by Dr Mark Reeves, former Chair of the Primary Exam subcommittee. It is available from the Primary LO of the Day website (see below). This is a must read. It contains

  • fantastic advice and insight into the exam
  • a much more user-friendly version of the syllabus
  • recommendations on amount of time to spend and an importance rating for each topic
  • recommended resources for each topic
  • practice questions to test your knowledge

Primary LO of the Day
A website curated by Dr Emma Giles and other Primary examiners. You should bookmark this site and follow the daily posts

Kerry Brandis
Obviously everyone needs to get the Brandis Viva book. The online sections on acid-base and fluids are also gold!

Propofol Dreams
Lots of model SAQ answers here (MAK95 links into this website)

Amanda Diaz
Lots of model SAQ answers here (MAK95 links into this website)

Ketamine Nightmares
A website by Dr Stuart Watson, recipient of the Renton prize in 2019. Lots of model SAQ answers here (MAK95 links into this website)

ANZCA Primary Notes
Notes by Adam Hollingworth. His Diagram or Die pdf is worth having a look at

ANZCA Primary examination support resources
You will need to sign into your ANZCA account to access this

West Respiratory Video Tutorials
If you prefer watching videos to reading, you may want to check out this collection of tutorials by Dr John West himself

How Equipment Works
This is a website by a UK anesthesiologist, Dr Pras Tilakaratna. He has a very step by step, easy to understand way of explaining things

This is a website by Prof Bhavani Shankar Kodali MD of the University of Maryland. It has in depth explanations of important concepts regarding capnography

Access Anaesthesia
Not sure who runs this website ?tutor/trainee. Has a range of resources on there (notes, recommended textbooks, etc). In the Resources -> Notes section, there are some presentations on drawing graphs in the vivas which are really good, which seem to come from the Christchurch and Waikato Refresher courses

Life in the Fast Lane (Part One)
This is a website by Dr Jake Barlow, an anaesthetist/intensivist in Melbourne. It contains study notes, models answers, exam advice and more

Offline Resources

I don’t have links to these resources as they are not available online, as far as I am aware, and they are not mine to distribute. But I’m sure if you ask around, they will be easy to source.

The Pharmacology SAQ Book – pdf doc by Matthew Ho
The Physiology SAQ Book – pdf doc by Matthew Ho

Pharmacology SAQ Answers (Booklet) – pdf doc by R Wengritzky