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RCGP accused of discriminating against ethnic minority candidates in MRCGP legal case

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@5:55 - could it be that their parents are different language speakers. Could it be that they are more likely to speak more than one language. We live in a multicultural culture, and people born and raised within the UK can have very different upbringings. Could it be that their different culture means that they are less able to communicate with the majority patient. Then there are more tentative links. Those from more ethnically diverse families are more likely to be pushed harder at school. My Indian mother did a lot more pushing than my English father. This means that medical school entrants/ graduates from those backgrounds have often achieved that through hard work rather than an underlying intelligence and brightness, meaning that in a setting where they work equally as hard as an adult their results are less good. For the same reason their balance of achievement may be different between book smarts and communications smarts, meaning that their is a bigger disparity between international graduates AKT and CSA results. All the above may be right, may be wrong; but there are plenty of reasons to explain the differences - it will come down to who has the better lawyers to make their point. I would like to know why there is a difference between male and female achievement in English GCSE - are they all sexist - are the exams fair but education sexist? Do we need positive action for short basketball players, small rugby players etc?

Posted date

08 Apr 2014

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7:10pm

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