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Figures show widening shortfall in GP training with 20% of places unfilled


I am still getting emails from IMGs who are facing their 4th or 5th CSA and seeking one to one tuition to complete GP training or face release with nothing to show for 3-4 years of GP training. I would suggest that if you want IMGs to come back to general practice training, you add CCTV for CSA stations and ensure 2 examiners mark each station. Without IMGs and BMEs, GP training vacancies will continue to widen as BMEs have historically comprised of up to 40% of GP training places. I have had to decline a request from a private lawyer representing an IMG GP trainee who wants one on one tuition for CSA, as I have met even British BME GP trainees who have been expelled after passing both akt and csa because they were failed in their eportfolio assessment by one subjective GP trainer. In my opinion, this suggests there are 3 ways in which a GP trainee may be blocked from completing his or her GP training. Prior to 2007, there was only summative assessment with its 99% pass rate. Enough said.

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01 Jul 2015

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