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RCGP exam results reveal narrowing gaps between UK and overseas graduates


@6.47; Im also a UK born and trained Asian graduate. I scored highly in my CSA/ AKT and passed on my first sitting without difficulty. The results here are complex . On one hand we can certainly explain cultural differences for why IMGs are likely to struggle in this examination, but why are UK trained non white doctors far more likely than their white counterparts to fail? Also even if cultural factors are taken into consideration why are candidates who went to medical school abroad up to 15 times more likely to fail? No one has suggested that examiners here are right wing fascists or openly racist! , the issues here are far more subtle and complex and unconscious bias may play a large role. This issue has profound implications for future training/ recruitment/ retention and also the reputation of the RCGP and i'm glad they finally seem to be taking the issue seriously

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23 Jan 2015

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