The defensive attitude of the college saddens me, but what really upsets me is its attitude towards CSA exam results. Unless the college accepts there may be an issue, it won’t change. No exam can be fair where UK-trained black and minority ethnic doctors’ chance of failure is six times greater than that of UK-trained white trainees.
It’s time for the GMC to take over or remove the exit exam altogether and come up with a fairer exam that benefits patients, the NHS and the country – and not the college or its members.
From Dr Umesh Prabhu, vice chair, British International Doctors’ Association and consultant paediatrician in Lancashire