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In full: GMC statement on MRCGP review


I have appeared for CSA three times each time failed by 1 mark. After my 2nd failure I worked very hard. I practiced lots of consultations and was seeing 40 + patients every day. At times I was the only Dr available and patients and practice staff were very impressed by my PHQ score was 4.8/5 above UK average.i diagnosed numerous conditions like bowel and lung ca, type 1 DM & coeliac, P.E,HSV encephalitis, depression.PCP pneumonia in HIV and many more & felt proud to have saved lives. In my 3rd attempt at CSA the actor gave me wrong findings and was corrected by the examiner in the real exam!!! Also in telephone consultation the sound quality was very poor. Unfortunately I failed by 1 mark. I raised the above issues in my exam with the RCGP who sent me a letter stating that they cannot do anything now but are happy to give me an additional chance at the exam if my deanery supports my application. Well the deanery unfortunately refused to support the application and now I am kicked out of training . I was at home for 3 months without job and now Fy2 locum in A & E. I am currently also taking antidepressants and trying to salvage my relationship from falling apart. I have spent about 20,000 pounds for CSA . (This includes 8 CSA courses with the college). I think I did everything I could to pass this exam. I feel the exam lacks objectivity and depends on role players and actors. Why don't they use some real patients?? The actors mistake ruined my life/ my career. I have gone to practice since been out of gp training too embarrassed . Staff and patients will be shocked that I can never work as a gp for them I was the best. Can anyone advice me regarding my career development ?? I am 42 years old.thank you and god bless you all ram

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19 Oct 2013

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