Anaesthesia exams update (10/08)

10 August 2020

Council decision regarding 2020 primary and final exams.

The ANZCA Council met on Saturday to discuss options for exams scheduled for the remainder of 2020. We've emailed all candidates and their supervisors with detailed information about exams, followed by a college-wide message from ANZCA President, Dr Vaness Beavis.
Our primary focus has been on trying to remove as much uncertainty as possible for our trainees and examiners who are already under greater pressure than usual due to the pandemic. The decisions take into account numerous complexities, including the ever-changing jurisdictional restrictions, number of examiners in each region, the feasibility of holding partially or fully online vivas and many more.
The revised dates and locations for the primary and final exam are listed on the anaesthesia exams page, along with links to past exam reports. We have also revised the exam FAQs, and will continue to update this page as necessary.

At 6pm (AEST) on Thursday 13 August 2020, Dr Beavis will be hosting a webinar for all candidates to explain the council’s decisions, and to answer any questions. 

We realise this continues to be a stressful time for many of our trainees and hope this decision to continue to proceed provides further clarity. We also acknowledge that there are a number of factors that may contribute to making further changes to exam plans. If this occurs we will communicate this as soon as practical.
Please support each other and remember that free, confidential counselling is available via the ANZCA Doctors’ Support Program for anyone who needs it.

Last updated 08:59 11.08.2020