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RCGP reviewing whether MRCGP exam is ‘fit for purpose’

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For the past 5 years I have been witnessing how the most knowledgeable GP trainees have been discarded from training by the biased CSA exam and on the other hand how the poorest trainees are passing this exam with flying scores! I have witnessed the CSA exam in USA, where they mark fairly and everyone with the basic knowledge and a bit of good practice can pass that on their first attempt, as they deserve. Whereas in UK, the best GP trainees have failed CSA after their 3-5 attempts despite having best preparation and following the best consultation skills/guidelines and changing strategies which never changed their marks! How is this possible? My question is why RCGP has not been showing any flexibility in incorporating the feedback of many experts/doctors to rectify this dilemma and save the whole profession? Why such a huge number of good doctors who were trained in this country and are familiar with British culture are discharged from training with no option left. RCGP does not seem to be touched. Why RCGP has decided to fill the created gap in workforce by bringing GPs who are trained in Eastern Europe or India rather than using those British doctors already trained within the system in order to alleviate the situation? All in all, I am requesting RCGP to find the quickest way to rectify this disasterous exam and find a fair way to bring back those doctors to the GP profession as our country now is in the highest need of them.

Posted date

30 Jul 2017

Posted time

8:45am

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