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


Too many people are firing off an opinion here without any knowledge of the facts. Forget the CSA if you like -- what about the AKT? That is a machine marked test (blind to the ethnicity of the candidate) and the first attempt failure rates are 4.4% for white UK trained graduates and 65.2% for BME IMGs (nearly all Indian and Pakistani trained). Doesn't this suggest that many of these candidates, coming from a culture that has an imperfectly developed social health GP service, are not properly prepared for flying solo as a GP in the UK. We must stick to solid evidence. It is the safety of patients that we risk if we do not.

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09 Apr 2014

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