Letters Discrimination in the MRCGP exam

Reasons why doctors who perform well as doctors may fail the MRCGP clinical skills assessment exam

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f6438 (Published 29 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6438
  1. Rhona A Knight, portfolio general practitioner1
  1. 1Department of Medical and Social Care Education, University of Leicester, Leicester, LE1 7LA, UK
  1. rk89{at}le.ac.uk

Many of my GP colleagues spend over half of their time consulting in Gujarati, Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. I work with doctors who fail the clinical skills assessment exam, many of whom are deemed to be good doctors in their work place assessments and some of whom have been offered jobs in their training practice. I think that the evidence indicates that the clinical skills assessment exam is reliable, but why are good doctors failing, particularly international medical graduates? …

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