A great way to prepare for your surgical sciences exam is by working your way through the anatomical regions in Last’s and Rohens, complimenting this with Primary Anatomy’s flashcard set and practice questions. Preparing to sit the GSSE is no easy task and takes...
This article by Bill-Axelson et al, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, remains one of the most cited articles in the field of urology and is an excellent example of a well conducted RCT - Helping to establish strong evidence around the complex decision...
Primary Anatomy is immensely proud to announce our sponsorship of this year’s Women in Surgery (WIS) Symposium run by the University of Western Australia Surgical Society! The Women in Surgery division of the UWASS is a student-led, not-for-profit organisation that...
Membership to Primary Anatomy now includes a huge GSSE flashcard set! Created directly from the RACS syllabus and prescribed text (Lasts Anatomy 9th Edition) our extensive 7,000+ flashcard set has been designed to help study on the go, giving bite-sized information fast.
There are some names in surgery that you need to know – Sir John Charnley is one of them. Most widely known as the father of modern total hip arthroplasty, his contributions and inventions to the field of orthopaedics are extraordinary! Prof Charnley pioneered the first total hip replacement surgery, turning his own custom stems in his workshop.
Single Best Answer. Type A questions consist of a stem and require selection of the ‘most appropriate’ response. The challenge here is that all the distractors may be correct, however one is a ‘better’ answer than the rest. So, make sure to read all the options!
The direct anterior approach for THR was first popularised at the beginning of the 20th century and over the last decade has come back into vogue with the move towards minimally invasive techniques and the push for early recovery after surgery.
10 weeks to go until the November GSSE! It’s time to bunker down and get serious about passing this exam! Frequent repetition and practice questions are key.
We are very proud to announce that Primary Anatomy will be supporting the 2020 Queensland Surgical Interest Conference!
Lumbar discectomy is one of the most common procedures performed, however the efficacy of the procedure relative to non-operative care remains controversial.
This fortnights quiz is on Upper Limb anatomy! We hope you’re all studying hard and working your way through our flashcards and question bank.
Called down to theatre to assist with a cervical node clearance? Or on your new rotation and about to start a TKR with Prof? A quick revision of your anatomy might come in handy…!
Our fortnightly quizzes have been designed to test your knowledge on specific anatomical regions and will follow a structured timetable displayed in the Primary Anatomy calendar.
Providing educational support to medical students and Pre-SET trainees is a huge part of our endeavour at Primary Anatomy, so we are incredibly proud to announce our new partnership with the University of New England Surgical Society!
Statement & Reasoning. Type B questions consist of a statement (S) and a reason (R) in which you need to determine the relationship between the two. Firstly, determine whether S and R are true or false, if S and R are both true you will then need to determine whether R explains S.
Our medical illustrator has been working tirelessly to produce original illustrations that reference Rohens Atlas but decontextualize and simplify the images, helping develop your visual memory and allowing you to focus on the landmarks and relations between anatomical structures – essential for your GSSE prep!
With the November GSSE only a few months away now is a fantastic time to sign up to our 3 month study plan! Primary Anatomy is currently on sale with a 20% discount on all our products.
This is a follow-on post from yesterday’s article on stapes surgery for the management of otosclerosis.
Otosclerosis is the commonest cause of acquired deafness in young adults. The development of the stapedectomy operation in 1956 by Dr John Shea has transformed the outcomes for these patients.
GSSE Spot test! Who’s confident with their digital anatomy? This is a follow-on post from last week’s spot test on the anatomy of the hand.
Primary Anatomy is immensely proud to announce our new partnership with the Australasian Students’ Surgical Association!
GSSE practice question! Here’s another of our true/false (type X) questions to help with your exam preparation.
Spot test! The hand is one of the most complex and beautiful pieces of natural engineering in the human body, allowing for such versatility from power grasp to precision manipulation.
This is a great article for all those interested in vascular surgery! And helps explain why >5.5cm is the cut off point for AAA repair. This landmark study by the UK NHS clearly shows that early surgical intervention for small abdominal aortic aneurysms confers no survival benefit over surveillance.
What a fantastic image! Interventional and endovascular procedures are revolutionising the field of surgery. It is fascinating to see the anatomy light up like this, and even more incredible to be able to ‘intervene’ with minimally invasive procedures.
The numerous foramen of the skull base are collectively known as the cranial foramina and are most commonly considered in the context of the cranial nerves. It is essential to be able to identify the various foramen and the structures they transmit.
Lasts Anatomy – revered as the anatomical bible of surgical training, but who is the man behind the book?
Primary Anatomy is immensely proud to announce our new partnership with the New Zealand Orthopaedic Education Group!
Primary Anatomy is the comprehensive anatomy resource for students, Pre-SET and RACS trainees preparing to sit the Generic Surgical Sciences Exam (GSSE).
With the next GSSE exam on the 4th and 5th of November don’t forget to sign up! Registration opens next week from the 7th of July to the 4th of August.
Putting your name down and paying that exam fee is in many ways a great motivator, make the commitment and start your exam preparation today!