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First GP is at risk of losing licence to practise through revalidation


Further examinations are definitely an expensive and bad idea. It already takes 10 years to train most doctors. Can you imagine the scandal when people started to fail? It would trigger all sorts of demands for reviews of patient notes to ensure 'patient safety' not to mention the chaos in practices who needed to cover or lost a failed colleague. This would be destabilizing and grossly unfair on people who have developed skills and experience at managing their particular caseload. College exams were designed to get you up to a certain standard so you can really immerse yourself in an area of medical practice but they are all flawed and only cover limited aspects of medical care. I believe the present system is bad enough and holds people back from their true passions by diverting their energy for far too long as it is. If you look at most true breakthroughs in science they were made by people under the age of 30 who were unencumbered by such dross. Keeping people as perpetual students is wrong and should be resisted at all costs, it's a distraction from the real complex world.

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03 Sep 2013

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