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RCGP exam results reveal narrowing gaps between UK and overseas graduates


I cannot claim to be able to explain the difference in pass rates. All I can say is that as a trainee some years back, i failed the exams a few times, not even managing 50%. This despite the fact that I went to Oxbridge, held a postdoctoral degree from same, as well as a post graduate surgical qualification from a Royal College - not to mention peer reviewed publications in medical/scientific journals. Despite over 20 letters after my name, I could not pass the exam. i assumed that I was not clever enough, so gave up on the MRCGP. I never blamed the exam at any point. I have always said that if a candidate scored every question correctly, you cannot fail. My training practice had all the GPs with membership, and two were, I seem to recall, were members of the RCGP Council.

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27 Jan 2015

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