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


I am a UK born and trained GP of Indian/Pakistani origin. I passed every exam for the MRCGP first time and easily. I know IMGs and BME doctors that will watch films in their mother tongue - they will speak to me in their mother tongue, they will have a large cultural influence from their parental culture on their viewpoint and outlook. This is undoubtedly going to reduce their chances of passing an exam that is almost entirely based on British problems and in a British cultural context. What may be more appropriate is CSA exam that incorporates a reflective percentage of ethnically, culturally and even linguistically diverse scenarios, such as to match the current UK demographics.......but that's easy for me to say now that I've done my exams!

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09 Apr 2014

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