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Primary Anatomy Atlas

Primary Anatomy Atlas

Subscribing to Primary Anatomy will not only provide you with access to the largest question bank exclusively for the Generic Surgical Sciences Exam (GSSE) but will further provide you with access to our RACS specific Anatomy Atlas. All our illustrations are based on...

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GSSE Study Timetable

GSSE Study Timetable

Following our GSSE study timetable is an easy and efficient way to prepare for your surgical exam and ensure you have covered all the required material! Our regional anatomy quizzes are run at the end of each fortnightly block to assess your knowledge of that...

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Starr-Edwards Heart Valve

Starr-Edwards Heart Valve

The caged-ball valve created by Albert Starr and Lowell Edwards was implanted for the first time in September 1960 and marked the beginning of the modern era for heart valve replacement. It remained the only type of mechanical heart valve until the 1980’s and was the...

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GSSE questions – Back & Spine

GSSE questions – Back & Spine

Here’s a single best answer (type A) question from our GSSE question bank! The origin, course, and branches of important arteries is easy exam fodder. Our flashcards will ensure you are familiar with the salient points, then test and reinforce your knowledge with our...

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GSSE Preparation

GSSE Preparation

Preparing to sit the GSSE? Primary Anatomy is a resource dedicated to making this easy, providing you with an exam specific learning tool that will allow you to revise your surgical anatomy at the required level of detail and complexity, not only to pass this exam,...

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GSSE Feb 2022 – Good Luck!

GSSE Feb 2022 – Good Luck!

To everyone sitting the GSSE exam tomorrow, good luck! Stay calm, stay confident, keep track of the time and don’t leave any question un-answered. You’ve put in all the hard work, now make it count!  

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Carotid Stenosis, Stenting versus Endarterectomy

Carotid Stenosis, Stenting versus Endarterectomy

A great paper to know for anyone interested in vascular surgery! This study by Brott et al. demonstrates similar outcomes between carotid endarterectomy and carotid artery stenting in patients with symptomatic and asymptomatic carotid stenosis, though there were...

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Tasmanian Anatomy & Surgical Interest Network (TASIN)

Tasmanian Anatomy & Surgical Interest Network (TASIN)

Primary Anatomy is incredibly proud to announce our partnership with the Tasmanian Anatomy & Surgery Interest Network! TASIN hold a number of excellent events throughout the year: - Career nights where you can hear from doctors and surgeons discussing various...

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GSSE Anatomy

GSSE Anatomy

Primary Anatomy is a comprehensive anatomy resource specifically designed for those of you preparing to sit the Generic Surgical Sciences Exam (GSSE), your entry exam into surgical training! Subscribing to Primary Anatomy will unlock access to: - 15,000+ professional...

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GSSE Questions – Obturator nerve

GSSE Questions – Obturator nerve

Who’s comfortable with the branches of the lumbar plexus? More specifically the obturator nerve? DM on our social for answers! To access thousands of practice questions designed specifically for the Generic Surgical Sciences Exam (GSSE), based on the recommended text...

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Archie Cochrane

Archie Cochrane

Archibald Leman Cochrane – the surname says it all. Heralded as the father of modern evidence-based medicine and clinical epidemiology, Archie Cochrane was a Scottish doctor and meticulous epidemiologist, renowned for his book Effectiveness and Efficiency: Random...

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The Gamma Knife

The Gamma Knife

The application of new technology to the field of surgery is such an exciting area and is expanding at an exponential rate. The gamma knife is one example of the power of innovation to revolutionise surgical intervention. This technology now allows previously...

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Give it everything! Oct GSSE 2021

Give it everything! Oct GSSE 2021

To all our members sitting the GSSE tomorrow, we want to wish you the best of luck! Stay calm, stay focused, and remember, in two days time this exam will be behind you so give it everything!

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Breast cancer & axillary dissection

Breast cancer & axillary dissection

A good one to know for all general surgery trainees and anyone interested in breast cancer surgery! This publication by Giuliano et al. is such an important article to know and a critical piece of research which has since directed the treatment of women with early...

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3K GIVEAWAY!

3K GIVEAWAY!

🥳 To celebrate our 3000th follower we wish to thank all of you for coming on this journey with us – by offering a 3 month free membership giveaway! It has been incredible to see Primary Anatomy grow into the community it is today of medical students, PreSET and...

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Robotic Arm Assisted Surgery

Robotic Arm Assisted Surgery

Check out this incredible piece of technology! The Stryker Mako, Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery! Primarily being deployed in orthopaedic arthroplasty. The Mako allows improved precision and reproducibility in the all-important osteotomies performed during joint...

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Head & Neck GSSE Practice Question!

Head & Neck GSSE Practice Question!

You must know your head & neck anatomy well, it represents the largest number of questions in the anatomy component of the exam. So, make sure you’re giving this region ample time in your study. Head & neck is high yield! Check out PrimaryAnatomy.com for our...

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October GSSE 2021

October GSSE 2021

The next GSSE is approaching fast... Make sure you are confident with your anatomical knowledge by using Primary Anatomy's question bank, spot tests, flashcards, mock exams, and more. Feel free to forward this reminder to a friend who you know is in the trenches. Good...

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Weekly Instagram Quiz!

Weekly Instagram Quiz!

As many of you may have noticed we are in the habit of running a weekly anatomy question on a Saturday morning via Instagram story – spot test, true/false, single best answer, radiology findings etc. Keep an eye out for this guy as he is a good sign its quiz time! DM...

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GSSE Question Bank

GSSE Question Bank

Here’s one for all aspiring general and upper GI surgeons, and anyone else preparing to sit the GSSE! Questions on abdominal anatomy, especially the parts of the duodenum, are high yield!   The Primary Anatomy question bank has thousands of true/false practice...

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GSSE Study

GSSE Study

For those of you sitting the October Exam we hope your GSSE study is in full swing! Knowing Last’s and Rohens inside and out is an absolute must. However, there are so many fantastic Anatomy textbooks and Atlases out there! This is just one of our favourites with the...

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Ultrasound in Trauma

Ultrasound in Trauma

This study by Rozychi GS et al. examined the accuracy of what is now well known as Focused Abdominal Sonography for Trauma (FAST), and is the landmark paper demonstrating the feasibility and accuracy of the use of surgeon-performed ultrasound. Based on this study and...

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Harvey Cushing

Harvey Cushing

Harvey Cushing (1869-1939) is considered to be the father of modern neurosurgery. His host of achievements ranged from pioneering important surgical techniques, introducing non-invasive sphygmanometry, to being the first person to describe Cushings disease. What is...

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Sydney University Surgical Society

Sydney University Surgical Society

We are immensely proud to be continuing our partnership and support of the Sydney University Surgical Society! SUSS is the peak representative body for all surgically inclined students at Sydney Medical School, who’s executive team work tirelessly to provide students...

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GSSE June 2021

GSSE June 2021

To all of you sitting the GSSE exam tomorrow, good luck! Stay calm, stay confident, keep track of the time and don’t leave any question un-answered. You’ve put in the hard work, now get this exam behind you!

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Certificate of Surgical Anatomy!

Certificate of Surgical Anatomy!

Introducing some new upgrades to the PA website! First, you can now receive Primary Anatomy’s Certificate of Surgical Anatomy! Add to your CV and have something to show for all your hard work! Secondly, you can compare with your peers and aim to receive a Gold, Silver...

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GSSE Practice Question – Single Best Answer!

GSSE Practice Question – Single Best Answer!

Who’s confident with the anatomy of the heart? Not only must you be familiar with the external structures but also the pertinent features of each chamber, their relationships and the vertebral level at which they can be found!

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Surgical Embryology

Surgical Embryology

A grounding in anatomical embryogenesis should in many ways be the foundation of your anatomical study. It gives insight and understanding to the form, location and relationship of structures, and explains much of the variations and pathology encountered as a surgeon....

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Necrotizing pancreatitis – NEJM

Necrotizing pancreatitis – NEJM

Necrotizing pancreatitis with infection is a complicated disease to manage, with high morbidity and mortality regardless of treatment. This excellent RCT from the New England Journal of Medicine demonstrates that the ‘minimally invasive step-up approach’ is a viable...

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