Procedure is too complex and intrusive

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7071.1556b (Published 14 December 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1556
  1. Paul Sackin
  1. General practitioner trainer Flat 12, Stukeley Park, Chestnut Grove, Great Studeley, Huntingdon PE17 5AD

    EDITOR,—Douglas Carnall's courageous editorial on summative assessment in general practice should be taken seriously by the educational and regulatory establishment. I share Pereira Gray's concern at the poor performance of a small minority of doctors after “satisfactory” completion of their training,2 but I question whether this poor performance will necessarily come to light in the summative assessment now being implemented. The assessment tests are measures of what …

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