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Porter: RCGP must 'acknowledge there is a problem' in exam row


RCGP (and BMA) may have to reconsider their mission, vision and strategy. At the present, my humble opinion is that they lack of a clear scope and that I cannot see many colleagues around passionate about their memberships. When being a MRCGP or a FRCGP is seen as being “financially” advantageous or a “must”, there is something wrong. The only thing I would advocate in the medical field are passion and dedication. The nearest you are to the pity “cash”, the worse it gets (pretty much everything). As far as the exams are concerned, I would suggest to "breaking down" the assessments during the training years. Furthermore, after many years of clinical practice, I can confidently say that non-clinical skills and values are grossly under-estimated.

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12 Oct 2013

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