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