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

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I am someone who failed CSA for 2 points and that thanks to an odd actress's behaviour in SCA station who was determined to destroy my station and subsequently my life, as it turned out. I appealed and spent £ 800 only to be told that I did not present sound evidence ( as it was my word against their word). How could I? Should the video recording been used I would have passed the exam with clear difference. I have successfully completed all other components of GP Training. I have been signed off as "Competent for Licensing" pending on passing CSA. All my assessors, EDs, GP Trainers, my GP colleagues think I would make a very good GP. For the peace of mind I have been assessed by independent CSA experts and they think I should not have a problem with the exam. I have had excellent feedback from my patients. I am for high standards, period. I still believe not everyone who enters GP Training should be able to get through that 's how it is in every medical specialty. My GP dream is dead for good. I am locuming hospital jobs and my life is simply ruined. Three and half years of hard work, family deprivation come to nothing. All I wanted was FAIRNESS, not favours. Video recording of the exam for purposes of proper appeal and/or two examiners in the room. Should the cost be higher I am prepare to pay for it , or let RCGP be clear: I might not like it but I would accept it and not go through that saga of torture.

Posted date

27 Apr 2014

Posted time

8:28pm

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