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Viva Boot Camp - Med Viva + ECG session

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This is an intensive, interactive exam preparation course for advanced trainees in anaesthesia about to sit the ANZCA Final Exam viva.

It will be run by Dr Meghan Shaw 2023 Cecil Gray Prize winner for achieving the highest marks in the Final Exam.

Essentially our aim is to teach all the techniques, structures and verbal skills that were crucial to my success in this exam.

Check out the sample videos on YouTube

Viva Boot Camp Sample Videos

These online sessions on zoom are incredibly interactive to enhance your learning. We will run through many many cases using specific techniques to give you a good understanding of how to use them.

The Medical Viva Session will address

  • Tips for improving exam performance
  • Advanced medical history and examination
  • Common conditions that you will need to know!
  • Validated rating scales
  • Functional capacity
  • Demonstration of the actual ANZCA medical viva

The ECG session will cover

  • the ECG framework
  • Prolonged QT
  • Rapid AF/WPW and DCR
  • SVT
  • Broad complex tachycardia (VT vs SVT)
  • Ischaemia
  • LVH
  • heart blocks and much more

Check out the other sessions as well!

The Basics Session will address

  • How to effectively summarise difficult situations
  • How to speak eloquently when faced with the most challenging cases, with no clear best practice answer
  • How to address multiple priorities in a case
  • Difficult Decisions
  • Professional documents and ANZCA standards

The Advanced session will cover

  • How to approach viva stems
  • A framework for challenging inductions
  • Perioperative problem solving and patient deterioration
  • Immersive Scenarios
  • Integrating Crisis management with a structured system

I believe all these concepts are reasonably straightforward. So with a bit of guidance, practice and minimal extra knowledge I want you to be able tackle this exam with more confidence and articulate the knowledge you already have with precision.

Any questions, please email me at

If you are unable to attend the course or want to review the material, the Full Videos are available for purchase through this link

Viva Boot Camp Videos

The complete Final Exam Course is available here

Final Exam Course

Hope to see you at the course!

Dr Lahiru Amaratunge

Consultant Anaesthetist

Some testimonials from previous trainees

"Awesome day! Practical, relevant and exam focussed"

"Lahiru is a fantastic teacher with a clear grasp of effective adult learning. This is the best exam preparation course I have attended - and I’ve done a few. Lahiru manages to make a Zoom session interactive without it being threatening, which is no mean feat."

"Excellent lecture material and great interactions"

"Lots of practice and ways to simplify complex scenarios"

"Exam focused, excellent day!"

"Extremely well organised, succinct and to the point"

"Eye opener to deciphering the secret 'ANZCA' way to answer questions"

"I will be recommending this as the only course a Part Two candidate MUST attend"

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