Letters Single exam for all medical graduates

Considerations when supporting or opposing a national licensing exam

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g6300 (Published 21 October 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6300
  1. Harrison Carter, co-chairman1,
  2. Matthew Brown, chairman2
  1. 1UK Medical Students Committee, BMA, BMA House, London WC1H 9JP, UK
  2. 2Scotland’s Medical Students Committee, BMA, Edinburgh, UK
  1. hc1926{at}my.bristol.ac.uk

In their final year, medical students should not have additional tests but should prepare for practice.1 Any further examination, on top of an already rigorous examination schedule, would compromise the amount of time spent on the wards in the “preparing for professional practice” unit that all students take in their final year. Is didactic learning a substitute for experiential learning, so close to …

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