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

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@9.18 - undergraduate training is different from postgraduate training. In undergraduate training one needs to go through '' academic '' subjects like anatomy, microbiology, pathology, physiology etc to understand medicine and prepare for future postgraduate training. Otherwise without the basic medical sciences which are '' academic '' we would be producing hollow doctors. Would pts prefer to see a doctor with poor understanding of '' academic '' basic medical sciences and just good in communication skills ?? Med school training is different from postgraduate training and cannot be extrapolated. In the US more emphasis is given on the rigorous postgraduate training than exams. Once you get through the initial screening USMLE and complete the training programme, the board exams towards the end are optional and one can still practice in that particular speciality without the boards. Thats the confidence they have in their training and not just relying on exams towards the end. And the AKT, CSA exams started recently, before that GPs could still practice without MRCGP. Were they not better GPs ??

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09 Apr 2014

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