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RCGP reviewing whether MRCGP exam is ‘fit for purpose’

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Everyone knows its just a money grab from BME, especially BME international graduates by all Colleges. That simple. Nothing more nothing less. This has been going on for decades with every college!! How else would the college get funded with ever dwindling membership? Many leaving country and many leaving the membership inside UK. I still remember a quote from a Female hospital colleague, " He was my reg, when I was SHO. He knows a lot more than anybody I knew in this whole hospital. But he failed and I passed. I know they make it difficult for you guys to pass." Make few rules - reduce the exam fees, none of the fees from exams goes to Colleges for any expenses other than trainees, reduce the pay, no luxury biscuits, no natural mineral water - (just tap water is enough), no five star treatment or accommodation paid for for GP examiners, stop hiring Royal stage actors for exam - everyone would pass first time. Stop the exams being a business opportunity and profit based exercise for colleges. If you want to test communication skills and English language ask candidates to take IELTS - standard English test all over the world. CSA exam has no real world bearing either for communication skills or medical knowledge. CSA is biased exam. So is AKT. Asking non-english native speakers to do a english reading game with complicated sentence structure and asking them to differentiate between false negatives and untrue non-positives and shorter time limit. Not actually a test for clinical knowledge in true sense. Just a game. P.S - I took exams with 3 different royal colleges. Above info is from real world personal experience. Thanks Una for remaining in touch with this wretched world.

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04 Aug 2017

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