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- The Black Bank Wiki is an online open-content collaborative resource which provides free access to the Black Bank MCQs
- and comments, answers & discussion about these, and information about related topics.
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- Over 20 million views since we started in September 2005. Thanks for everyone for your contributions over these years - Kerry.
Gold Coast Primary Short Course
COURSE & LOCAL INFORMATION * The Gold Coast Primary Short Course is a full-time course running from Monday to Friday for 2 consecutive weeks. * The Program consists of a mix of presentations/tutorial sessions and exam practice sessions. * The exam practice sessions involve THREE 150 question trial MCQ papers under 'exam conditions', practice SAQs, and a practice viva session. * Course program will be available closer to the course date. * The course is held at the Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH). * Accommodation: The Gold Coast has a huge number of accommodation venues of different types. Generally we recommend you book the venue of your choice online, and preferably close to the Gold Coast Light Rail (anywhere in the coastal strip from Southport to Broadbeach) This is a frequent (every 7.5 mins from 7am to 7pm) and efficient service, popular with uni students attending Griffith Uni (across the road from GCUH), and with commuters to/from Brisbane (via Helensvale Rail Station connection). To pay, you need to have a Go-card -this works the same as a myki card (Melbourne) or an Opal card (Sydney). * Parking: If you prefer to drive, there is a modern multi-storey Visitor Car-park on-site at GCUH (but all-day parking costs are at commercial rates).
How to find full-text articles for free
If you are reading up on something and wish to find a recent article or review then searching Medline is the best first option. This will have the abstract (if there is one). If you wish to download the full-text pdf then there are several options:
- Firstly: Medline. Some articles in Medline will be available in FREE full-text from Medline - just click the link on the page. (This is a minority of articles though)
- Secondly, ANZCA Library. ANZCA fellows and trainees can login to the ANZCA Library. Most journals relevant to Anaesthesia are there (though surprisingly a few are missing).
- Thirdly: Health Department. Another option is to access via the journal collection provided via your Health Department website. You need to be an employee and registered. In Queensland, this service in called CKN (for Clinical Knowledge Network) & you can register for off-site access.
- Finally: Sci-Hub. A very useful and quick way to access many articles is via Sci-Hub. They are ' the first website in the world to provide mass & public access to research paper '. (Background info here. The easiest way to use this is to enter the article's PMID on their website, and click the Open button. As a pirate site the web address may change from time to time; currently it is at . (Note: PMID is the Pubmed ID number for the article and for every article this is listed on the Pubmed abstract page for the article, so just search on Medline first to get the PMID). Not all articles will be there, and esp older articles will not be in their database.
Useful External Sites
- Life in Fast Lane ICU site -with relevant Anaesthetic stuff
- SAQ answers by Amanda Diaz
- Resources from Adam Holingworth -based on 2013 syllabus
- Many pdf files of notes from Mark Finnes in Adelaide
- James Mitchell's notes from 2001
- Paul Martin's notes: primary 2003; finals from 2006
- Anaes Prim notes on ICU site
- ICU PrimaryPrep site
- An extreme reaction to the new ANZCA curriculum
Primary MCQ papers