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BMA to meet with authors of MRCGP review to discuss findings


Dr Gerada, in her interview this morning on BBC said that CSA is a "cultural exam"!!! which is contrary to the scoring sheet - as the marks are given for being able to gather info ex: patients reason for attendance/ideas to the nature of their complaint/ concerns/expectations/ and requirement to develop rapport/ to arrive at a joint management plan. Although there is a standard consultation model, which we are encouraged to follow- we are also encouraged to make it our own.. Surely this is not a "cultural awareness exam" or did I train on a different planet? Missed it altogether. If it is a" cultural exam" then I wonder why the pass rate is not equal for British born/trained ethnic minority to white british! Although practices at home may vary, exposure in communal area/ education would presumably be same…hmmm thats food for thought. I welcome the judicial review..which is long awaited and reflects on institutional discrimination. If "comprehensive steps have been taken to ensure the exam is equitable and fair to all candidates" I don't understand the persistent difference in pass rates!!!! I am sure we will hear all about it in the near future!

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19 Oct 2013

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