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Letters Discrimination in the MRCGP exam

Ensuring that international medical graduates and ethnic minority doctors have the necessary cultural awareness to provide care in the UK

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 29 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6454
  1. John L Campbell, professor of general practice and primary care1
  1. 1University of Exeter Medical School, Exeter EX1 2LU, UK
  1. john.campbell{at}

Esmail and Robert’s paper touches on important issues with respect to training and assessment, and it provides a window on potential pitfalls in both.1 But caution is needed. When undertaken in the UK, the membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP) exam is, as the authors acknowledge, “designed to …

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