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Half of GPs still critical of RCGP's handling of the CSA exam row

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As Una Coales and Peter Howe aptly point out, its time the RCGP did a bit of soul searching and looked at what is wrong with this dreadful exam. As Anonymous at 6.58 , the first comment, rightly points out, the vast majority of GPs have not sat this exam and are safe doctors mostly, and if all were to be forced to sit it today , nearly 10% will not pass as experience and wisdom dos not count. It is indeed embarrasing that it took a High Court to make the RCGP and GMC sit up and listen. Till now they were hearing but not listening and looking but not seeing. A legal hand had to collar them to make them take notice ? Even if it was a financial set back it was a moral victory for BAPIO and for scores of IMGs of all specialities who have been wronged , ill treated, sidelined and careers crushed , to turn them into service providing fodder. The fact that such an action could even be contemplated and taken is a reassuring thing. The Establishment may not be intentionally out to get IMGs, but at a time when carefully crafted ` studies` are out out in the public domain denouncing IMGs as sub-standard and yet the Head of the Govt himself without any embarrasment says they need to recruit IMGs to help the manpower crisis , its time to sit up, take notice, and decide whether IMGs are needed or not and to either let them in, treat them well as equals and allow them to progress and prosper in theor career like any local doctor or just shut that bloody door in their faces once and for all, rather than killing them with the kindness of letting them in. Lets set the house in order, rather than just loooking up at the ceiling and whistling and hoping that no one will notice the clutter.

Posted date

26 Apr 2014

Posted time

8:18am

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