Study Group Schedule for 2017-2018

 

For those candidates whose learning pattern lacks structure, the schedule is made available as a structure. Those working at Westmead Hospital ICU can look forward to meeting me every Wednesday to practice written SAQs, vivas and hot cases. For those playing at home, the study group session papers are made available in this helpful schedule. 

The local study group meets weekly. It takes the form of SAQ practice papers, organised by topic and performed under exam conditions. The objective is to do these 10-minute SAQs in under 8 minutes.

The schedule for the latter half of 2018 is largely imaginary, as the college has not yet disclosed their planned dates for 2019 - but it is safest to assume that the written exam will be scheduled for  some point in early March.

Schedule of Exam Practice at Westmead ICU
Date Day For those appearing in March/May For those appearing in August/October
13 September 2017 Wednesday Acid-base: week 1 Break
20 September 2017 Wednesday Acid-base: week 2 Break
27 September 2017 Wednesday Haematology and oncology: week 1 Break
4 October 2017 Wednesday Haematology and oncology: week 2 Break
11 October 2017 Wednesday Equipment and procedures: week 1 Break
18 October 2017 Wednesday Equipment and procedures: week 2 Break
25 October 2017 Wednesday Cardiology: week 1 Break
1 November 2017 Wednesday Cardiology: week 2 Break
8 November 2017 Wednesday Trauma: week 1 Break
15 November 2017 Wednesday Trauma: week 2 Break
22 November 2017 Wednesday Pharmacology and toxicology: week 1 Break
29 November 2017 Wednesday Pharmacology and toxicology: week 2 Break
6 December 2017 Wednesday Miscellanea Break
13 December 2017 Wednesday Cardiothoracic ICU Break
20 December 2017 Wednesday Cardiac arrest and resuscitation Break
27 December 2017 Wednesday Endocrinology, metabolism and nutrition Break
3 January 2018 Wednesday Renal failure and dialysis Infectious diseases: week 1
10 January 2018 Wednesday Gastroenterology and hepatology Infectious diseases: week 2
17 January 2018 Wednesday Electrolytes and fluids Infectious diseases: week 3
24 January 2018 Wednesday Statistics and interpretation of evidence Respiratory: week 1
31 January 2018 Wednesday Applications Close Applications Close
7 February 2018 Wednesday Administration and data management Respiratory: week 3
14 February 2018 Wednesday Pregnancy and obstetrics Neurology and neurosurgery: week 1
21 February 2018 Wednesday Neonatal and paediatric problems Neurology and neurosurgery: week 2
28 February 2018 Wednesday Communication and ethics Acid-base: week 1
7 March 2018 Wednesday Statistics and interpretation of evidence Acid-base: week 2
12 March 2018 Monday Written Exam  
14 March 2018 Wednesday Viva stations and hot cases Haematology and oncology: week 1
21 March 2018 Wednesday Viva stations and hot cases Haematology and oncology: week 2
28 March 2018 Wednesday Viva stations and hot cases Equipment and procedures: week 1
4 April 2018 Wednesday Viva stations and hot cases Equipment and procedures: week 2
11 April 2018 Wednesday Viva stations and hot cases Cardiology: week 1
18 April 2018 Wednesday Viva stations and hot cases Cardiology: week 2
25 April 2018 Wednesday Viva stations and hot cases Trauma: week 1
2 May 2018 Wednesday Viva stations and hot cases Trauma: week 2
9 May 2018 Wednesday Viva stations and hot cases Pharmacology and toxicology: week 1
16 May 2018 Wednesday Viva stations and hot cases Pharmacology and toxicology: week 2
17 May 2018 Thursday Oral Exam  
18 May 2018 Friday Oral Exam  
23 May 2018 Wednesday Break Miscellanea
30 May 2018 Wednesday Break Cardiothoracic ICU
6 June 2018 Wednesday Break Cardiac arrest and resuscitation
13 June 2018 Wednesday Break Endocrinology, metabolism and nutrition
20 June 2018 Wednesday Break Renal failure and dialysis
27 June 2018 Wednesday Break Gastroenterology and hepatology
2 July 2018 Monday Applications Close Applications Close
4 July 2018 Wednesday Break Electrolytes and fluids
11 July 2018 Wednesday Break Statistics and interpretation of evidence
18 July 2018 Wednesday Infectious diseases: week 1 Airway management
25 July 2018 Wednesday Infectious diseases: week 2 Administration and data management
1 August 2018 Wednesday Infectious diseases: week 3 Pregnancy and obstetrics
8 August 2018 Wednesday Respiratory: week 1 Neonatal and paediatric problems
15 August 2018 Wednesday Respiratory: week 2 Communication and ethics
22 August 2018 Wednesday Respiratory: week 3 Statistics and interpretation of evidence
27 August 2018 Monday   Written Exam
29 August 2018 Wednesday Neurology and neurosurgery: week 1 Viva stations and hot cases
5 September 2018 Wednesday Neurology and neurosurgery: week 2 Viva stations and hot cases
12 September 2018 Wednesday Acid-base: week 1 Viva stations and hot cases
19 September 2018 Wednesday Acid-base: week 2 Viva stations and hot cases
26 September 2018 Wednesday Haematology and oncology: week 1 Viva stations and hot cases
3 October 2018 Wednesday Haematology and oncology: week 2 Viva stations and hot cases
10 October 2018 Wednesday Equipment and procedures: week 1 Viva stations and hot cases
17 October 2018 Wednesday Equipment and procedures: week 2 Viva stations and hot cases
24 October 2018 Wednesday Cardiology: week 1 Viva stations and hot cases
25 October 2018 Thursday   Oral Exam
26 October 2018 Friday   Oral Exam
31 October 2018 Wednesday Cardiology: week 2 Break
7 November 2018 Wednesday Trauma: week 1 Break
14 November 2018 Wednesday Trauma: week 2 Break
21 November 2018 Wednesday Pharmacology and toxicology: week 1 Break
28 November 2018 Wednesday Pharmacology and toxicology: week 2 Break
5 December 2018 Wednesday Miscellanea Break
12 December 2018 Wednesday Cardiothoracic ICU Break
19 December 2018 Wednesday Cardiac arrest and resuscitation Break
26 December 2018 Wednesday Endocrinology, metabolism and nutrition Break
2 January 2019 Wednesday Renal failure and dialysis Break
9 January 2019 Wednesday Gastroenterology and hepatology Break
16 January 2019 Wednesday Electrolytes and fluids Break
23 January 2019 Wednesday Statistics and interpretation of evidence Break
30 January 2019 Wednesday Airway management Break
6 February 2019 Wednesday Administration and data management Break
13 February 2019 Wednesday Pregnancy and obstetrics Break
20 February 2019 Wednesday Neonatal and paediatric problems Break
27 February 2019 Wednesday Communication and ethics Break
6 March 2019 Wednesday Statistics and interpretation of evidence Break
11 March 2019 Monday Written Exam Break