Letters Discrimination in the MRCGP exam

We need to investigate whether racial discrimination explains differences in MRCGP exam results

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f6479 (Published 29 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6479
  1. Raj S Bhopal, Bruce and John Usher professor of public health1
  1. 1Edinburgh Ethnicity and Health Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9AG, UK
  1. Raj.Bhopal{at}ed.ac.uk

When differences in health status, healthcare, or health professionals’ performance are found for minority populations, the most uncomfortable, and arguably most important, interpretation is that the cause is racial discrimination.1 Considerations of racial discrimination in medicine, whether for staff or patients, are hardly new,2 but it is good to have a fresh opportunity to examine the …

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