I think that means we can at least sort of agree about something: namely that we are not convinced an increase in fees is justified?
Ahmed - thanks for the reply. Glad you found the RCGP site so useful - good to get your money's worth. I didn't share your experience and managed to do well in the AKT without it. We'll have to accept our definitions of 'gold' differ. Would you be happy if the fees went up?
Thanks for all your comments. Thomas Caldwell makes a good point about the eportfolio which I had not factored into my maths. The thought of having to pay nearly £600 to use the portfolio does make the alternative more attractive. The point about trainee representation is also well made. I wouldn't say I was cynical in general but the lack of transparency about what is planned engenders that feeling. Plus I'm new to GP but not that new to medicine. Having said that my next blog may reinforce David Bush's view!
Well done Julie.
For the anonymous poster who asked why Julie was worried about not passing - have you never met a medical student or doctor around exam time? It's our default state.