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I was victim of RCGP exam culture bias

I am one of the victims of this so-called 'culture bias' and am devastated by the new clinical skills assessment ('RCGP investigates racial bias in new membership exam').

The feedback I have received from individual patients and staff has always been above the level of my peer group. My trainer and other trainers in the practice feel I am doing well and have good clinical and communication skills and am up to the level of other practising GPs.

In the exam I felt I had done well, but the cases that I was not sure of passing I have passed and cases that I never thought of failing I have failed. It's confusing, as the feedback we receive from the exam is not detailed or constructive.

I hope there will be a more structured examining process in the future with options for the candidates to appeal against the marking system.

From Dr Purandhar Nosina, Dundee, Scotland

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