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

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The problem with the overseas drs argument is that the results in the face to face exams are very similar to the results for the machine marked AKT exam. This would suggest that the large disparity between the pass rates is not due to overt racism, but may be due to other factors such as lanquage. Where there is more of a problem is in the UK educated asian drs. There is a reasonably slim difference which may be due to racial bias on behalf of either the examiners or the actors, or equally it may be due to other factors (such as mentioned earlier with Indian parents being very successful at making their children owrk at school) - one just cannot tell. The ;problem with a face to face exam is that the suspicion of bias will always be there.

Posted date

10 Apr 2014

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4:31pm

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